There will be a mix of globally celebrated names and avant-garde young voices.
The expedition will visit numerous working scientific bases in Antarctica, as well as historic and natural sites. Throughout the biennale, there will be actions, performances, and debates on board the expedition vessel, the research ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov, which is conceived as a floating studio, conference and exhibition space.
In addition, during landings at various Antarctic locations, artists will temporarily install works of art, or engage in performances.
Mobility, site specificity, ecological compatibility, artistic expressiveness and conceptual acuity will condition these interventions. All installations created during the expedition will be dismantled and loaded back on the ship, for their lives to continue in the world’s leading museums and art centers.
Some of the works of art will form the Antarctic Biennale collection.