Exhibition

THEY USED TO CALL IT THE MOON

31 Oct 2014 – 11 Jan 2015

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Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Gateshead, United Kingdom

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Katy Cole / Caroline Corbasson / Aaron Guy / Thomas Ireland / Michael Light / Kate Liston / Aleksandra Mir / Michael Mulvihil / Mehreen Murtaza / Liam Murray / Trevor Paglen / Katie Paterson / Joseph Popper / Sophy Rickett / Aura Satz / Guy Schofield / Si

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Against the backdrop of a new Space Race and debates around the future use of inter-planetary energy resources, this group exhibition explores the enduring iconography of the moon in the artistic imagination. With a focus on lunar mythology past and present, real, fictional, utopian and dystopian visions are presented, highlighting the continual politicisation and democratisation of space. Developed and expanded from the popular research presentation at BALTIC 39, the exhibition includes work from the 1990s to the present, alongside a number of projects made especially for BALTIC's Level 4 gallery. Original lunar maps, photographs from the 1969-72 NASA Apollo missions and important works from the Stanley Kubrick archive are also on show. This exhibition brings together artists from Pakistan, France, Germany, Croatia, the US and UK working in film, photography, drawing, sculpture and collage. Artists include:Katy Cole, Caroline Corbasson, Aaron Guy, Thomas Ireland, Michael Light, Kate Liston, Aleksandra Mir, Michael Mulvihill, Mehreen Murtaza, Liam Murray, Trevor Paglen, Katie Paterson, Joseph Popper, Sophy Rickett, Aura Satz, Guy Schofield, Simon Starling, Marko Tadià„‡ and Wolfgang Tillmans.

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