Fly Me to the Moon

Cat. Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft / Kunsthaus Zürich

Exhibition catalogue, edited by Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft / Kunsthaus Zürich, curated by Cathérine Hug
texts (German/English) by James Attlee, D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem, Walter Famler, Liam Gillick, Cathérine Hug, Ulrich Köhler, Tristan Weddigen
poems and excerpts from 19th century to the present day from Isaac Asimov, Clemens Berger, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Emily Dickinson, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Michael Fehr, Robert Gernhardt, Durs Grünbein, Mae C. Jemison, Primo Levi, Norman Mailer, Sylvia Plath, Sun Ra, Tracy K. Smith
270 x 215 mm, softcover with PVC dustjacket

ISBN 978-3-86442-278-2

(out of print)

1969 – 2019: The Moon Landing: 50 years on!

Kunsthaus Zürich presents a large exhibition curated by Cathérine Hug commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing in 1969. The Moon landing of the US-American Apollo 11 space capsule altered our relation-ship to space and our environment. The view of Earth from space gave rise to a new awareness of the fragility of our planet and the threats posed by human’s existential inter­ventions. This discourse, though more topical than ever, is not the only thematic focus; on the contrary, the exhibition and the richly illustrated catalogue seek to address this enduring mystery that continues to fascinate all cultures of the world, from the 19th century to the present. The journey through the ­history of artistic exploration of the Moon in­cludes topics such as »Celestial cartography and lunar ­topography«, »Ailments associated with the Moon«, »Moon light and ­shadows«, the »Colonization of the Moon« and »Rockets and Moon vehicles«!

Artists: Darren Almond, Kader Attia, John Baldessari, Rosa Barba, Frances Bodormo, René Burri, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Robert Delaunay, Vladimir Dubossarsky & Alexander Vinogradov, Max Ernst, Sylvie Fleury, Johann Heinrich Füssli, Liam Gillick, Kiki Kogelnik, Katie Paterson, Niki de Saint Phalle, Robert Rauschenberg, Yinka Shonibare, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky et al.

Kunsthaus Zürich, 5/4–30/6/2019
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, 20/7–3/11/2019