Antarctica Flag - La Villette

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

Date: 2014
Ref: 5034.01
Matériaux: 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

The Antarctica Flag, first raised on the continent of Antarctica in 2007, 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.