Fly Me to the Moon
Fly Me to the Moon – The Kunsthaus Zurich, curated by Cathérine Hug, is presenting a major exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon in 1969. The lunar landing of the American Apollo 11 capsule changed the relationship of man to the universe and his environment. The first glance at the globe was quickly followed by a new awareness of the fragility of our planet and the existential threats posed by human interventions. This discourse, more current than ever, is not, however, the only thematic axis of the exhibition and of the richly illustrated catalog, which, much more, are interested in the mystery that has fascinated all the cultures of the world since the 19th century and continues to do so. The historical overview of the artists’ view of the moon includes topics and aspects such as “celestial cartography and the moon’s surface”, “lunatic diseases”, “colonization of the moon” or “rockets and lunar vehicles”.
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