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Fly Me to the Moon
Fly Me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon

Cat. Kunsthaus Zurich


376 Pages, 8.5 x 10.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $59.95 (US $59.95) (CA $80.95)

Publication Date: February 2020

ISBN 9783864422782

Rights: US & CA

Snoeck Publishing Company (Feb 2020)

Price: $59.95


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.


"The Moon is essentially grey, no color; looks like plaster of Paris or sort of a grayish beach sand," Jim Lovell, Apollo 8 "I have done things and been at places you simply would not believe, and I keep that inside me," Michael Collins, Apollo 11 ?"Money should have been spent to find one guy … a Hemingway that can capture the feeling and describe," Ken Mattingly, Apollo 16

Author Biography

James Attlee is a writer based in Oxford, UK. His books include Guernica: Painting the End of the World, 2017; The North Sea: A Visual Anthology, 2017; Station to Station, 2015; Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight, 2011; Isolarion: A Different Oxford Journey, 2007; and with Lisa Le Feuvre, Gordon Matta-Clark: The Space Between, 2002. His digital fiction The Cartographer's Confes- sion, for which, together with other musicians, he also created the soundtrack, won the 2017 New Media Writing Prize. Exhibitions for which he has written accompanying essays include Katie Paterson: A place that exists only in moonlight at Turner Contemporary in Margate, spring 2019. His articles and reviews of books, art and music have appeared in publications including The Independent, Frieze and the London Review of Books. In addition to his writing career he has worked in art publishing for two decades, including ten years spent at the Tate in London, and he continues to work as a freelance editor and publishing consultant. D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem is a space sculptor whose writing, visual art, performance and teaching bridge disciplines of site-specific, ritual, interior design, fashion and sci-fi. Duyst-Akpem is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism and Low-Residency MFA Programme. She founded Denenge Design and In The Luscious Garden, focussed on holistic and conceptual approach- es to human-centred design. Exhibition and performance venues include: Library of Congress, Schomburg Center, Arts Club of Chicago, MCA Chicago, Red Bull Arts NY. Features include Art- News, Newsweek, Sixty, How We Get To Next, Theaster Gates: How To Build a House Museum plus upcoming book projects, one on the intersections of Afro- Futurism and ecology. She received a Marion Kryczka Excellence in Teaching Award, Teaching Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion and NEH F Fellowship. Her MFA is from SAIC and BA from Smith College. Walter Famler is an author and publicist living in Vienna. He is the editor of the magazine Wespennest, managing director at Alte Schmiede / Kunstverein Wien (art society in Vienna) und commander of the movement KOCMOC / Gruppe Gagarin. Liam Gillick deploys multiple forms to expose the new ideological control systems that emerged at the beginning of the 1990s. He has developed a number of key narratives that often form the engine for a body of work. His work extends into structural rethink- ing of the exhibition as a form. Gillick's work has been included in numerous important exhibitions including documenta and the Venice, Berlin and Isltanbul Biennales — representing Germany in 2009 in Venice. Solo museum shows have taken place at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Tate in London. Ulrich Köhler studied geology at the University of Munich and the State University of Sao Paulo. After that, he joined the German Aerospace Center (DLR), to which he has remained faithful to this day – interrupted only by a two-year stay at Brown University in the US. At the DLR Institute of Planetary Research he is principally involved in the study of the Moon and of Mars.