Before Galileo aimed his telescope at the moon, it was still regarded as a mirror of the earth’s surface. Accordingly, its back was considered the equivalent of the dark, hidden side of the human soul. The exhibition BEYOND THE MOON takes a look at the irrational, sometimes destructive features of the human ego. Visitors are confronted with the hidden facets of their existence, seen through the artist’s gaze. Dream and nightmare, theology and philosophy, present and future are juxtaposed and profoundly examined.
The dark side of the moon, which we never see from our earth’s perspective, stands for the unknown that we seek within ourselves and that we encounter on a daily basis. Whether looking out from your own doorstep or in the news – the echoes of wars, economic crises and dehumanization shake our faith in an enlightened, progressive togetherness. The exhibition BEYOND THE MOON explores, whether the participating artists are all skeptical individualists who react to a society and its darkest events with the desire for self-development. Or if instead, they perceive this world with an unsual sensitivity, external impressions permeating their inner world in an unfiltered manner, which then find their artistic form. There are unmistakable similarities and relationships between the works of the artists. Although they come from different continents, have never worked together or influenced each other, recurring motifs are recognizable that already appear in the melancholic romanticism of the end of the 18th century, as entangled mythical creatures, or the interest of para-sciences or metaphysical phenomena.
BEYOND THE MOON reveals a hidden cartography of the atlas of the human inner world, ideally moving out of an idyll of worldliness, turning to illuminate social developments from a normative-liberated, global perspective.
Participating artists: Dew Kim (Korea), Catherine Lorent (Luxembourg), Steve Nietz (Germany), Yudi Noor (Indonesia), Linnéa Sjöberg (Sweden), TcoET – The Church of Expanded Telepathy (Dew Kim & Luciano Zubillaga (Argentina / United Kingdom)