The Moon can be portrayed as a witness to earthly events, as a companion, as a world or as a territory to be colonized, conquered. Included in the exhibition are artworks that engage with the nostalgia for the Space Age and others that play with the language of propaganda. Some artists focus on the Moon’s photographic properties, not just as a photogenic object but on the premise that to photograph is to draw with light. Moonlight reveals the world at night, its familiar shapes taking on a new character. The Moon is an ideal topic for artistic investigation—an exploration still necessary today, fifty years post-landing.
Including works by:
Chan-Hyo Bae, Helena Blomqvist, Nanna Debois Buhl, Cristina de Middel, Susan Derges, Joan Fontcuberta, Vincent Fournier, Hamish Fulton, Noémie Goudal, Nancy Holt, Kikuji Kawada, Melanie King, Michael Light, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Aleksandra Mir, Ernesto Neto, Trevor Paglen, Jorma Puranen, Martha Rosler, Thomas Ruff, Larissa Sansour, Wolfgang Tillmans, Shen Wei, and Johan Österholm.
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