To mark the 30th anniversary of the signing in Madrid of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary is presenting the installation Antarctic Resolution, directed by artist Giulia Foscari / UNLESS and created in collaboration with more than 150 experts on the Antarctic from different disciplines.

Produced by TBA21 as an expression of its commitment to supporting artistic research projects that emphasise emergencies caused by the anthropogenic world and first seen at the 17th Venice Architectural Biennial, Antarctic Resolution reveals this region’s formidable scientific potential and its geopolitical importance for the world today. The work is conceived as a call to action, a platform from which all of us can make resolutions that help to configure the future of our planet.

Antarctic Resolution is shown in Madrid alongside a monumental photograph of the Antarctic ice cap taken by Paolo Pellgrini during NASA’s Operation IceBridge. It reveals the alarming speed at which the Antarctic glaciers are breaking off and falling into the sea.

Giulia Foscari and representatives of various international bodies that support conservation of the Antarctic, including Jim Barnes of the Southern Ocean Coalition, Pascal Lamy and Geneviève Pons of Antarctica 2020, and Emil Dediuo of Pew Charitable Trusts, will be taking part in a round table at 12 noon at the museum on 2 October, introduced by Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza and with the collaboration of the ministries of Ecological Transition, Science and Innovation, and Foreign Affairs of the Spanish Government.