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Edited By Angelo Galiotto
November 2008
Mondadori Electa, Milan, Italy
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
127 Pages, Illustrated, 7 x 9 3/4"
$57.50 Hardcover


From the Introduction:

This publication has been prepared for the exhibition "Antarctica" by Lucy and Jorge Orta at Hangar Bicocca - Space for Contemporary Art. The show presents the project Antarctic Village - No Borders that took form when the artists were invited to participate in the first Bienal del Fin del Mundo in spring 2007 in Antarctica.

As is often the case in the work of the Ortas, their projects continue in time, as if they were stages in a single, larger path that winds through multiple modes of intervention and creation. Antarctic Village - No Borders is a good example of that approach. The show at Hangar Bicocca represents an opportunity for a first complete, systematic overview of the works produced in Antarctica, but also for production of new parts to complete the project. In the exhibition these works also form a trail through a seclection of the installations created by the artists in recent years, addressing the most important themes of their research.

The structure of this publication follows the same idea of a trail through the exhibition. The five chapters are divided by theme - Environment, Autonomy, Habitat, Mobility, and Relationship - providing a range of keys for interpretation of the versatile activities of these artists. In each chapter the first part discusses the works produced or designed for the expedition to Antarctica, while the second part covers the works created over the last few years.

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