On December 1st the international jury of the Antarctic Biennale Open Call will announce its final selection. The winning applicant will receive an invitation to join a group of distinguished artists, scientists and visionaries on an expedition to the Southern Continent in March 2017, to realize a proposed artwork. In addition, 15 finalists will be granted the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Antarctic Pavilion during the 57th Venice Biennale of Art, 2017.
Members of the Artistic Advisory Board and BMW Group invite special guests and media representatives to share this announcement during an exclusive event at the Fontainebleau Hotel on 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140, Function Room: Splash 4. This event will also be live streamed on the Antarctic Biennale Facebook account. In addition, there will be visual presentation of proposals by finalists, and a selection of works by other biennale participants.
The winner and finalists were selected from a pool of over 500 applications, from 59 countries, by an independent jury comprising the Commissioner of the Antarctic Biennale, Alexander Ponomarev, and members of the Artistic Advisory Board – Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Hani Rashid, Sheikha Hoor al-Qasimi and Nadim Samman.
Announced in August 2016, the Open Called requested a strong conceptual outline and strict consideration of ecological regulations circumscribing Antarctic enterprise. The most active applicant countries were the USA (72 applications), UK (45 applications) and Russia (38 applications). The top 10 active participating countries also included France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Australia, Turkey and Mexico.