Studio Orta - Antarctica


28 June 2008 - 05 October 2008
Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, Survey exhibition

Antarctica is an itinerant exhibition curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, which opened at the Hangar Bicocca Milan in April. It arose from an expedition made by the artists to Antarctica in 2007 following a commission from The End of the World Biennale. This journey, both real and symbolic, to the furthermost reaches of the world and to a protected ecosystem free from any military activity, enabled the artists to tackle issues regarding climate change and human survival in the severest of conditions.

The Antarctic Village is an embodiment of a symbolic community open to all human beings, a ‘nation of humanity’ and a peaceful land for those who have been forced to leave their home country as a result of economic or natural disasters, war or political intimidation. With Antarctic Village – No Borders, the artists propose a new clause Article 13.3, to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) that would guarantee the right of freedom of movement and circulation.

The exhibition at Galleria Continua / La Moulin is an occasion to reflect on alternative solutions for a fairer form of globalization, where resources, freedom of movement and human rights could be guaranteed for everyone. Also on show are previous works by the artists dealing with themes relating to the environment, global warming, society, human rights, humanitarian intervention and the mobility and migration of peoples.

Le Moulin private view followed by DJ party opens on Saturday 28 June from 6pm until midnight.Navettes leave Paris at 5pm from Jardin des Plantes and return at 1am. For advanced bookings please contact: Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, 46 rue de la Ferté Gaucher, 77169 Boissy-le-Châtel