Antarctica Flag - edition

Date: 2007
Ref: 5152
Materials: Inkjet on polyamide, eyelets. Edition of 7 (3 A.P.)
Dimensions: 100 x 150 cm
Catalogued: Antarctica, Electa Mondadori, 2008, pp124-125; Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food Water Life, Princeton Architectural Press NY, 2011, pp.120-121
Exhibition history: 2012 Tufts University Gallery, USA; Shanghai Biennale, China; 2009 FRAC Lorraine Metz, France; 2008 Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, France; 2007 Antarctica; Biennial at the End of the World, Usuaia City, Tierra del Fuego
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta

First installed in Antarctica by Lucy + Jorge Orta during their 2007 expedition, the Antarctic 'métisse' flag represents a kaleidoscope of different nations, according to the artists: "As if through the filter of a prism, the flag concentrates all the national colours into the sum of light…. All identities coexist, side by side, hand in hand. The edges blend, symbolising belonging to a larger common identity. This flag should become the flag of the new world community, to be raised as a supranational emblem of human rights.”

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