At last year’s Architecture Biennale in Venice, a pavilion popped up that didn’t fit the usual profile: The Antarctic Pavilion. And it is back for this year’s Biennale of contemporary art.

Many countries send artists for residencies in Antarctica, Australia included, but the curator of this year’s pavilion wants art to travel to Antarctica to feed the minds and souls of scientists.

Hear a conversation with Nadim Samman, Curator, the Antarctica Pavilion and consider how artists in Australia are responding to and expressing the importance of the region in programs that involve collaborations with scientists. Radio National, Books and Arts.