Republic of the Moon launches on 9 January

January 8, 2014

Marking the start of our twentieth anniversary year The Arts Catalyst has created an Earth-based embassy for a Republic of the Moon, filled with artists' fantastical imaginings. Presenting international artists including Liliane Lijn, Leonid Tishkov, Katie Paterson, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, WE COLONISED THE MOON and Moon Vehicle, the exhibition combines personal encounters, DIY space plans, imaginary expeditions and new myths for the next space age.

 

The artists in Republic of the Moon regard the Moon not as a resource to be exploited but as a heavenly body that belongs to us all.

 

10 January-2 February 2014, open daily 11am-6pm

Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London SE1 9PH, UK

 

Manifesto for the Republic of the Moon will be published on 9 January.

 

Pop Rock Moon Shop designed by super/collider will be selling all manner of discerning lunar ephemera.

 

Exhibition tour with curator and the artists on Friday 10 January, 5-6pm, free

 

Open think tank late breakfast on Saturday 11 January, 11am-1pm with artists in residence WE COLONISED THE MOON (Sue Corke & Hagen Betzweiser). Free reserve a place

 

Kosmica: Full Moon Party on 16 January, 6.30pm - with Tomas Saraceno, Kevin Fong, Lucie Green, Jill Stuart, WE COLONISED THE MOON and Orchestra Elastique. £5 booking essential

 

Global Lunar Day on Saturday 1 February, 2-5pm a seminar with Dr Jill Stuart, Prof Bernard Foing, Bijal (Bee) Thakore, Dr Marek Kukula and Joanna Griffin. Free reserve a place

 

FAMILY WORKSHOPS

Make it to the Moon on Sunday 12 January, 2-5pm led by artist and ESERO-UK Space Ambassador Helen Schell.  Free drop in workshops

 

Moon Stories with Moon Vehicle project leader Joanna Griffin. Free booking essential