Objectif Lune – Le Quotidien de l’Art

Objectif Lune – Le Quotidien de l’Art
Objectif Lune – Le Quotidien de l’Art

For several months, the Moon has been the receptacle of an artistic-spatial conquest. On February 22, after a seven-day journey, the Odysseus probe from the American company Intuitive Machine landed with unusual passengers on board: 125 sculptures by Jeff Koons. Each represents a silver sphere to which a great name in history is attributed, from Newton to Galileo, including Cleopatra or Confucius. Was Cocteau right when he asserted that “the Moon is the sun of statues” ? At the same time, a similar enterprise but of a completely different scale was deployed: Hello the Moon? Here 40,000 artists from 247 countries, territories and indigenous nations, who will see one of their works sent to the satellite. On the French side, the creations of Yoann Lossel, Pauline Aubey and Miss Van were selected, digitally stored in four capsules and distributed during different trips. The first two were sent at the end of 2022 and the end of 2023, with the last ones planned for August and the fall. The nocturnal star will become a giant archive center: extraterrestrials, hold on tight! Films, music, books, artifacts, paintings or sculptures: art in all its forms leaves earthly gravity. This enterprise, carried out by physicist Samuel Peralta in collaboration with NASA, has the intriguing name of “Lunar Codex”. He specifies : ” The true measure of the project is not only to archive our art for future generations but also to be a Source of inspiration for today’s generation of artists and the pursuit of their art. » This conquest is not new: in 1969, the “Moon Museum” project allowed six artists, including Chamberlain, Rauschenberg and Warhol, to send their drawings there. Two years later, the Belgian artist Paul van Hoeydonck saw one of his statuettes hugging the hollow of a crater. In 2003, a work by Damien Hirst set foot on Mars; in 2015, Thomas Pesquet took a mosaic of Space Invader aboard the international space station; in 2020, KAWS had, in a form of artistic performance, sent its famous figurine Companion in the stratosphere… These humans are crazy!

-

-

PREV SAPAN launches a consumer awareness campaign
NEXT An improved version of Apple CarPlay coming soon | Automotive news