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Biennial of the End of the World 2009

Bienal del Fin del Mundo

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

24 April - 25 May 2009

General curator: Alfons Hug

Fernando Farina, Alberto Saraiva

Curatorial assistants:
Paz Guevara, Melina Valente

42 participants

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Intemperie - Exposed to the Elements

As a continuation of the 1st Biennial of the End of the World, which took place in 2007 as a contribution to the International Polar Year, the event's second edition deals again with the particular location of the place at the very edge of our inhabited world. But the theme of the second Biennial in 2009 is much broader: Intemperie (in Spanish "anomaly of the weather", also used in a la intemperie as "without shelter") is about the relationship between mankind and climate, and its threatening effects.
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The 2nd edition of the Bienal del Fin del Mundo is divided in several chapters, some of them before and some after the main exhibition in Ushuaia.


Main exhibition in Ushuaia
24 April - 25 May 2009
Participants: 42 artists and groups


Hangar, old aiport
5,000 sqm, at the shore of the Beagle Channel. Central venue of the Biennial, including more than 20 works, mainly video installations

Usina, old power plant
Works of 3 artists

Museo Marítimo (Ex-Presidio)
Old prison, now Maritime Museum.
Works of 9 artists

Public space
Installations of 8 artists

Film installation "Rain" by Thomas Demand

Perito Moreno Glacier
600 km north of Ushuaia, in the Los Glaciares National Park. Projects by Esteban Alvarez.

Punta Arenas
In Chile, 250 km Northwest of Ushuaia, at the Strait of Magellan. Project by Sebastián Preece.

Fundación Patagonia Arte y Desafío


Preliminary projects:

Intempéries, Rio de Janiero
Estetic phenomena of climate changes and of Antarctica
20 January - 1 March 2009
Exhibition at the Centro Cultural Oi Futuro, coordinated by the Goethe-Institut , Río de Janeiro.
General curator: Alfons Hug
Curator for Brazil: Alberto Saraiva
Works by 18 artists

ICEPAC, Antarctica
3 - 17 February, 2009. ICEPAC - International Catabatic Experimental Platform for Antarctic Culture, site-specific Installation. South African Base SANAE IV.

Intempéries, São Paulo
7 March - 12 April, 2009
Exhibition at OCA, Pavilhão Lucas Nogueira Garcez, Parque Ibirapuera.
General curator: Alfons Hug
Curator for Brazil: Alberto Saraiva
28 participants from 5 continents
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