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They Used to Call it the Moon: Press Release

They Used to Call it the Moon: Press Release
Archive Shelf Location 24/17.THEY
Publication Date Mar 2014
Description

They Used to Call it the Moon is a group exhibition exploring the enduring presence of the moon and the rich iconography of space on the popular imagination of artists. With reworked stories and imagined realities, ideas and tropes from science fiction, mixed with conspiracy theories and an interest in fictional restaging, the exhibition illustrates differing global perspectives of the moon and reworks its prevailing image on our collective imagination. The exhibition brings together artists from Pakistan, France, Croatia and the UK working in film, photography, sculpture and collage. Guiding the exhibition is the notion that our moon may come to mean something different, as new geopolitical realities make way for a new relationship with space. As China seeks to follow their Jade Rabbit space rover project with fully manned missions to the moon and India’s successful Chandrayaan programme as they further their ambitions for a mission to Mars in 2014, we seem to be entering a new geopolitical space race. BALTIC 39 will also provide a platform for ideas and discussion where scientists, environmentalists, astronomers, artists and writers will share their knowledge and experiences in relation to the future possibilities of the moon with a series of related talks, events and screenings, to be announced BALTIC website early April. Artists: Katy Cole, Caroline Corbasson, Aaron Guy, Mishka Henner, Thomas Ireland, Kate Liston, Cristina de Middel, Aleksandra Mir, Michael Mulvihill, Mehreen Murtaza, Liam Murray, Katie Paterson, Joseph Popper, Sophy Rickett, Antonio Riello, Aura Satz and Marko Tadic.

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Formats Press Release, PDF File
Related Artists Michael Mulvihill, Sophy Rickett, Antonio Riello, Katie Paterson, Mishka Henner, Katy Cole, Caroline Corbasson, Aaron Guy, Thomas Ireland, Kate Liston, Cristina de Middel, Mehreen Murtaza, Liam Murray, Joseph Popper, Marko Tadic, Aleksandra Mir, Aura Satz
Keyword Space (universe)
Related Event They Used to Call it the Moon (Friday 25 April – Sunday 29 June 2014)
Related Gallery BALTIC’s project space at BALTIC 39, Newcastle upon Tyne

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