In collaboration with Moon Gallery, Zone2Source is presenting the Moon Gallery Garden exhibition.
Moon Gallery is an international platform for art, science and technology in collaboration with international space agencies. Moon Gallery intends to bring a 10 x 10 cm plate with 100 artefacts on a lunar lander to the moon as early as 2022.
In this Petri dish-like gallery, Moon Gallery is developing culture for future interplanetary society. For the exhibition Moon Gallery Garden a prototype of a lunar lander with rovers and telescopes settles in het Glazen Huis along a selection of Moon Gallery artworks and prototypes designed to be sent to the Moon, and additionally also a space suit.
Surrounded by a green natural landscape of het Amstelpark, Zone2Source / het Glazen Huis offers a glimpse of a much more austere, isolated and ascetic world – the Moon. Despite its bleak character, the Moon has always been a trope of art offering a collective moment of reflection upon the place of mankind in the universe. As our reference for space, time, and culture it became a primary target for scientific exploration, discovery, colonisation and habitation of outer space.
A lunar lander with rovers and telescopes settles in the Glass House along with a selection of artworks and prototypes designed to be sent to the Moon by the end of the year 2022. Footage from the rovers’ onboard cameras and a telescope is streamed onto video screens. Astrophotography prints by Jamal Ageli will be on display along with the documentation of Moon Gallery Garden astronomy sessions at The Glass House. The exhibition will also include astronaut performances while wearing spacesuits to ensure safety and avoid contamination.
Visitors provided with isolation workshop toolkits are invited to think what would they like to send to the Moon, submit their proposals to the Moon Gallery Foundation and take a chance to fly their ideas to the Moon.
Program (more will follow)
– all weekends open to park visitors (4 visitors at a time, respecting social distancing guidelines) from Saturday 6 June to Sunday 12 July
– Moon Gallery Garden exhibition start including the Moon Gallery Foundation inauguration, robotic rover exhibition tour, space suit demonstration, astronomy and astrophotography and the performance Mission to the Moon, on Saturday 6 June (visible from the outside).
– “Send your art to the Moon” isolation workshop toolkits available upon request during opening hours
– If you are interested in visiting the exhibition during workdays for a substantive meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com