Antarctica Flag - Paris

Studio Orta - 5034.01
Studio Orta - 5034.01
Studio Orta - Antarctica Flag - Vern

Date: 2014
Ref: 5034.01
Materials: Inkjet on polyamide net 120 grm/m2 with channel, eyelet and webbing
Dimensions: 145 x 245cm (Edition of 40)
Exhibition history: 2019 Biennale Vern Volume, Vern-sur-Seiche, France; 2019 H.F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA; 2014 Parc de la Villette, Paris, Fr
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta

First installed in Antarctica by Lucy + Jorge Orta during their 2007 expedition, the “Antarctica Flag” represents a kaleidoscope of different nations, 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. It could be the flag of a new World Community, to be raised as a supranational emblem of human rights.