Antarctic Biennale

Frederick Bernas - Monocle

It’s hard to find a place in the world that doesn’t have a biennale at the moment and now it seems that even the world’s southernmost continent has one. However, the first-ever Antarctic Biennale claims to have cast aside the conventional ideas of these champagne-swilling events and radically reimagined the traditional model. For a start this Biennale is mobile – based on a boat, cruising through Antarctica. It has no public audience oAntarctic Biennaler commercial agenda. And it is apolitical because the Antarctic continent is not governed by any single state. Last month Monocle’s Frederick Bernas joined the biennale for its inaugural 12-day expedition.

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