The Antarctica exhibition at Hangar Bicocca in Milan, curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, represented the first complete and organic public showing of the artworks created by Lucy + Jorge as a result of their unique experience in Antarctica. The exhibition was also an occasion for presenting other major works created by the artists over the last five years, addressing social, environmental and humanitarian issues: mobility, population migration, climate and environmental crises, and human rights. Works included the emblematic dome architectures that composed the Antarctic Village actually installed in Antarctica as well as ‘Drop Parachutes’, ‘Survival Kits’ and the video projection of their expedition.
The Antarctica book published by Electa starts from the project, Antarctic Village – No Borders, to relate the genesis of Lucy + Jorge Orta most recent productions. A ‘cahier de voyage’ rich in photographs, illustrations, sketches and drawings, together with the report of the expedition to Antarctica, from which emerge numerous points for reflection and a strong message in favour of the free circulation of people, the abolition of all boundaries and cultural exchanges between people.
Each year the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates honour with the Peace Summit Award personalities selected within the culture and entertainment business who stand out in the defence of human rights and in the diffusion of the principles of Peace and solidarity in the world. During the 9th World Summit ceremony in December 2008 at the Hotel de Ville in Paris, Bono was awarded ‘Window on the World Antarctica’ by artists Lucy + Jorge Orta, depicting an image of the Antarctic continent from their series Antarctic Village No Borders symbolising a world free from violence.