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Big Freeze art festival launch and European premier of Polar Self Portraits_2

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Launch of the Big Freeze art festival and the European premier of Polar self Portraits_2

  • Live event
  • Time: 6pm, duration 1.5 hours
  • Venue: Crowdcast
  • Free

Polar self Portraits was conceived by Zsuzsanna Ardó while working as an artist on a High Arctic expedition in 2014. The project set out to investigate and chart the relationship between two iconic art genres: the landscape of the face, the self-portrait, and the face of the land, aka the landscape. In the spirit of the project, the curatorial process for Polar self Portrait reached out and connected artists and their work from six continents. An article published about the project can be read at

Polar self Portraits (2016) is now in its second edition: Polar self Portraits_2 (2020). In 2020, composer John Bostock created music inspired by the original soundscape of Arctic glaciers and icebergs and the imaginative artworks in Polar self Portraits. The world premier of the piece took place in November 2020 in the Arctic, at the Ilulissat Art Museum, Greenland. The Polar Museum is delighted to present the European premier, together with an invitation to everyone to participate in the Big Freeze Challenge and create your own polar self portrait.

Polar self Portraits and Polar self Portraits_2 are produced by Creatives without Borders,

This talk is part of the Polar Museum public events series.

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