Faena Art Center held the homecoming reception that crowned the Antarctic Biennale with the presence of the Minister of Culture of Argentina, Pablo Avelluto.
The expedition of the First International Antarctic Biennale, held under the patronage of UNESCO, started on the shores of the Tierra del Fuego on March 16, 2017, and concluded with a ceremonial reception in honor of the participants in the biennale in Buenos Aires on March 29. On the mainland, the travelers were met by the Minister of Culture of Argentina, Pablo Avelluto, who stressed the importance of the brave researchers’ mission and the significance of international collaboration on scientific, cultural and artist issues. “It’s impossible to overestimate the cultural significance of this project. It’s astonishing how, united by a common idea, and solidified by a powerful spirit of collaboration, experts from different spheres are discovering new horizons of knowledge and stepping beyond the limits of innovation, creativity, and the avant garde, skillfully bringing together and combining various forms of art.”
During the mobile exhibition that was set up in Buenos Aires, one of the Antarctic Biennale projects was presented – a robotized art object, the “Glaciator”, created by the Argentine artist Joaquin Fargas with the support of Kaspersky Lab. The artistic concept for “Glaciator” is in keeping with Kaspersky Lab’s basic mission – to save the world. So Kaspersky Lab is sending a machine on a mission to keep the earth safe – this time not in cyberspace, but in Antarctica. The technologies of Kaspersky Lab provide reliable protection of the security of the robot’s computer systems. Glaciator compresses the snow as it steps on it. Glaciator is a “Firn-Maker”, firn is an intermediate state between snow and glacier ice. This process contributes to accelerate the formation of a glacier protecting it from the impact of global warming.