HAWAPI 2014 – Pariacaca

HAWAPI 2014 – Pariacaca
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Publisher: HAWAPI
Language: Spanish, English
Pages: -
Size: 20.1 x 25.4 cm
Weight: 660 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9786124684302
Availability: In stock
Price: €35.00
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In 2014 HAWAPI took place at the foot of Pariacaca — a large tropical glacier located in Peru’s central Andes. The city of Lima—which has a population of over 8 million and is the second biggest desert city in the world—relies entirely on glacial run off from the Pariacaca mountain range for all of its fresh water needs. Tropical glaciers show rapid response to changing climate patterns and so are severely threatened by a rise in global temperatures. In this edition of the project, 24 artists stayed for 10 days in a camp at the foot of the snow-capped mountain at more than 4,400 meters above sea level. The camp was located two hours' walk from the nearest town, so all the materials, food and tools were brought to the site by llamas and during the encuentro only contact with the outside was through a satellite phone for emergencies. The subsequent exhibition was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima (MAC) and coincided with the 20th yearly session of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC), which was held in Lima in December 2014.