New Species

Updated on Sun, 08/09/2020 - 13:42
Andrea Juan, 2011
System of Knowledge
Marambio, Antarctica / Spanish
Melting ice shelves recede and reveal an extraordinary treasure of ten million specimens.

"Taking art to Antarctica reminds us of its frozen seas, its species, and its icebergs, and how important they are for the terrestrial ecosystem. The last two decades were probably the warmest in the last five centuries. The biggest changes are related to the disintegration of the A and B sectors of the Larsen Ice Shelf. When these ice shelves receded, an extraordinary treasure of ten million specimens was revealed beneath the Weddell Sea, on the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula."

Andrea Juan, Visual artist, Professor of Visual Arts,
National University of Tres de Febrero
Head of Cultural Projects,
National Antarctic Bureau of Argentine Ministry

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