The first edition of the "Biennial of the End of the World" (Bienal
del Fin del Mundo) is an Argentinean contribution to the International Polar
Year 2007/2008. The event is a joint project between Argentina and Brazil and
is actualized by the Argentinean Fundación Patagonia Arte y Desafío
with the institutional support of the Fundação Memorial da América
Latina from São Paulo, Brazil.
Basically, the Biennial’s theme can be summarized as " pondering
at the end of the world, what other world is possible " (Pensar
en el fin del mundo, qué otro mundo es posible). An aesthetic
discourse of such sorts shall be articulated by linking art and politics
with poetry, ecology and technology (for further details refer to the
4 thematic focuses – Dates & Facts).
The first "Biennial of the End of the World" will artistically
join both Poles, Arctica and Antarctica, in real time by means of electronic
stations. The visitors in Ushuaia as well as interested people in Northern
Canada and Finland shall be able to view the artists and their work
on projection screens, and be able to directly communicate with them,
becoming themselves part of this multimedia performance.
The Biennial spreads over the whole area of Ushuaia and the Beagle
Channel. Participating artists are asked to create site-specific pieces
using local materials and spacial conditions, while being supported
by the local population.
The concept of a Contemporary Polar Museum of Art, Technology and
Environment at the End of the World and the refreshing of the city
Ushuaia after the plans of two renowned architects are two of several
special projects accompanying the Biennial.
From September 2006 onwards, symposia and forums will be held in
Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Ushuaia in preparation of and during
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Fundación Patagonia Arte y Desafío
with the institutional support of the
Fundação Memorial da América Latina,
São Paulo, Brazil
Maria de Vedia Comunicación:
Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Buenos Aires office:
C1426BAH Buenos Aires
Phone: 011 - 4552-6308
San Martín 1252, Piso 3 A
Tierra del Fuego
Phone: 02901 - 433585 / 433654
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