Moon Gallery is an international collaborative artwork and a gallery of ideas worth sending to the Moon. Moon Gallery aims to set up the first permanent museum on the Moon. Moon Gallery will launch 100 artefacts to the Moon within the compact format of 10 x 10 x 1cm plate on a lunar lander exterior panelling as early as 2022. In this Petri-dish-like gallery, we are developing a culture for future interplanetary society. What are the ideas we want to promote into the future? What are the ideas we want to leave behind?
We suggest bringing this collection of ideas as the seeds of a new culture. We believe that culture makes a distinction between mere survival and life. Moon Gallery is a symbolic gesture that has a real inﬂuence – a way to reboot culture, rethink our values for better living on Earth planet.
We hope to bring the best of humanity to the Moon and to bring the benefits of the Moon to all people on Earth through a sustainable exploration process. Our initiatives connect Art, Moon, Mars and beyond. This includes the organisation of meetings, workshops, art-science-space classes and projects at various universities, sessions at international conferences, art exhibitions, musical and visual performances.
Moon Gallery Objectives:
– promoting cooperation: bridging innovation, science and art, crossover with space research, developing a space art experiment;
– stimulating research: a collective reflection on artistic heritage, analysis – how to design for space (1/6th gravity, extreme environment);
– promoting artistic quality: offering artists follow up opportunities involving space science expertise;
– reinforcing international position of artistic practice: “International cooperation towards a world strategy for the exploration and utilization of the Moon – our natural satellite” (International Lunar Workshop, Beatenberg (CH), June 1994).
Moon Gallery Foundation:
The official foundation name: Stichting Moon Gallery Foundation. The official seat of the foundation is in the municipality of Wassenaar, the Netherlands.
The objects of the foundation are: providing a platform that enables interdisciplinary and international cooperation and knowledge exchange between creative/artistic sectors on the one hand and space/technology sectors on the other hand.
The foundation seeks to achieve these objects by:
the stimulation of creative/artistic activities;
the support of special and innovative projects by artists in which a connection is made between art and the Moon, Mars or other aspects of the universe;
the stimulation of the representation of art in the space sector by being involved in space missions and by sending art object into space;
the development of an art gallery to be sent to the moon;
the education, training and sharing of knowledge that contributes to the quality of the creative activities, by organizing meetings, workshops in cooperation with various universities, sessions at international conferences, art exhibitions and musical and visual performances on location in space;
the raising of funds to enable said activities;
and everything that is related to the above or maybe conducive thereto.
chairperson PROF. DR. BERNARD H. FOING
deputy-chairperson ANNA SITNIKOVA
secretary ELIZAVETA GLUKHOVA
treasurer CHARLOTTE TEN HOLDER
The foundation operates on a non-profit basis.
The management board members shall not be remunerated for the performance of their duties. The costs for reasonably made expenses in relation to the performance of their duties will be reimbursed to them.
A report of the activities carried out
The board shall keep records pertaining to the financial position and the activities of the foundation, in conformity with the requirements ensuing from the activities of the foundation. The board shall keep these records in such a way that the foundation’s rights and obligations can be ascertained therefrom at all times.
The board is obliged to keep the annual accounts put on paper as well as the books, documents and other data for a period of seven years.
Moon Gallery Foundation team thanks Alexander Zaklynsky for developing and producing the first Moon Gallery prototype and publishing the first Moon Gallery Manuscript.
OPENING Moon Gallery: Close Cosmos
12th of September
Moon Water Gallery
17th of July
Moon Gallery Garden
6th of June
Moon Gallery @LIVING TOMORROW
10th of October
16th of December
Moon Embassy Kerstborrel | Xmas Party
14th of December
24th of May
19th of July
8th of April
Grand Reopening FUTURE PAST
12th of January
@ESA – ESTEC
16th of November
Moon Gallery FUTURE PAST
1st of December
18th of November
Moon Habitat @Designblok
17th of October
On the Moon Again!
13th of July
Workshop @ KABK INSIDE
16th of April
9th of June
Workshop @ISU SSP18
6th of July
Iceland Moon Gallery workshop
10th of September
22nd of September
Space Exploration through Art @KABK
25th of September
Kunst in de ruimte | Art in Space @Copernicus observatory
6th of October
VU Space Day
14th of November
Year-Round Open Call
Moon Gallery Open Call #4 Exploring the Limits
10.04.2020 - 10.06.2020
Moon Gallery Open Call#3
07.08.2019 - 30.09.2019
Moon Gallery Open Call #2
12.01.2019 – 20.04.2019
Moon gallery call #1
1.10. - 1.11.2018
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