ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – YourMembership.com Inc., the global leader in private online communities, today announced the launch of www.xaviercortada.com, an online community for artist Xavier Cortada’s participatory art projects – including projects on the continent of Antarctica. With clients currently in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe and Australia, the addition of www.xaviercortada.com means YourMembership.com now powers online member communities across all seven continents.
Artist Xavier Cortada, a recipient of the 2006-2007 National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, is creating art at the extreme ends of the planet to address issues of global climate change at every point in between.
“Since 1998, we’ve provided award-winning online member communities to clients around the globe,” said William H. Stover Jr., CEO and president of YourMembership.com. “And with the launch of xaviercortada.com, we’re excited to include the continent of Antarctica as the final geographical piece of our intercontinental client list.”
Cortada created the installations at the North Pole and South Pole to inspire us all to think globally. Cortada also developed Native Flags (www.nativeflags.org), a participatory eco-art project that engages individuals around the globe to act locally.
“Having these participatory art projects powered by YourMembership.com provides the perfect platform for this global, collaborative undertaking,” Cortada said.
About Xavier Cortada
Xavier Cortada has been commissioned to create art for the White House, the World Bank, the Florida Supreme Court, the Florida Governor’s Mansion, Miami City Hall, Miami-Dade County Hall, the Miami Art Museum, the Museum of Florida History and the South Pole Station. The Miami artist has worked with groups across the world to produce numerous large-scale collaborative art projects – including peace murals in Cyprus and Northern Ireland, child welfare murals in Bolivia and Panama, AIDS murals in Geneva and South Africa, and eco-art installations on Miami Beach and Antarctica. In 2008, as a New York Foundation for the Arts sponsored artist, he will bring his art installations to the North Pole.