As part of the activities and actions and the construction of the national climate change agenda in the road to the  Paris COP21, The Ministry of Environment convenes the ArtCLima art contest aimed at national artists interested in climate change issues. The aim of the competition is to present an artistic project at the COP21 in Paris, in order to create a space for discussion, awareness, communication and exchange of experiences from the field of art.

On October 16th, the ArtClima contest jury composed of Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Minister of Environment; Alicia Kuroiwa, biologist and coordinator of the Wildlife Conservation Society; David Flores Time, independent curator; Ishmael Randall Weeks, plastic artist and Nicholas Tarnawiecki curator of the Luis Miro Quesada Garland gallery, chose the project presented by Elisenda Estrems as the winner. She travelled to the COP21 and showcased its proposal under the ARTCOP21 art platform, with logistical support from the competition organizers.

The project involves an action that it is a procession where a large block of ice will be carried on a traditional Peruvian walking altar, which will melt as time passes and progress in its route. It will be accompanied by a small band of traditional worship music of Apus or Andean celebrations propitiatory of a good year.

The project was presented in 2 places: 

  • Climate Generation Area: December 5, 15:00. More information, HERE.
  • Climate Action Zone ( ZAC ): Tuesday 8 14:00. Location: District 104. More information, HERE.

With this artistic work, Elisenda Estrems seeks to portray the environmental problems of the deglaciation of snowcapped peaks in the Peruvian Andean highlands, with traditional elements of Andean and Christian religiosity worshiping the sacred.

This project was selected from proposals that included photographs, sculpture, video, installation and sound art. The jury noted the relevance of the approach of the artist, its artistic value and potential ability to convene and sensitize the pedestrian.

Download the dossier of the project, HERE.

Dossier Lo Sagrado Lo Vital