Antarctica Flag

Studio Orta - Antarctica Flag
Studio Orta - Antarctica Flag - KUNSTRAUM NIEDEROESTERREICH
Studio Orta - Antarctica Flag - Kunstraum Niederösterreich
Studio Orta - Antarctica Flag - Kunstraum Niederösterreich
Studio Orta - Antarctica Flag - Kunstraum Niederösterreich

Date: 2017
Materials: Inkjet on polyamide. Edition of seven
Dimensions: 100 x 150cm
Exhibition history: 2018 Vitra Design Museum, Weil an Rhein, Germany; 2017 Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria; H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, USA
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta

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, as white as snow. All identities coexist, side by side, hand in hand. The edges blend, symbolising belonging to a larger common identity. The flag of a new world community, to be raised as a symbol of hope and a supranational emblem of human rights.

Lucy + Jorge Orta raised the first flag in Antarctica in 2007.