Fernando Prats' Gran Sur project was inspired by Ernest Shackleton's newspaper advert soliciting recruits for his fateful Antarctic expedition: "Men wanted for hazardous journey, low wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful, honour and recognition in case of success".

Through a compendium of photographs and archival materials, Prats' installation, recorded in this volume, draws out the implications of the blackly humorous advert to resonate with larger experiences of migration and dangerous travel.

In 2011 Fernando Prats (Santiago de Chile, 1967) represents Chile in the Venice Biennale.


Fernando Prats: Gran Sur

Paul Ardenne, Fernando Castro, Justo P. Mellado
256pp./ 24 x 17 cm./ tapa dura con sobrecubierta

9788434312890  Castellano
9788434312906  English