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Cultural Considerations WG webinar: Space for Art
November 30, 2021 @ 17:00 – 18:00 UTC+0
The urgent push into space development within the private sector has stimulated debate about public access to space for non-astronauts and for cultural initiatives. The Moon Gallery Foundation has put art at the centre of establishing a significant place for the humanities by proposing the first lunar gallery, anticipated by 2025. As a preliminary test mission, they will be sending the work of 64 artists to the International Space Station in early 2022. The foundational team will discuss their motives, ambitions and planning for their pioneering projects. The talks will be followed by a Q&A session at the end.
Prof. Bernard Foing is the new President of Space Renaissance International and a former ESA Senior Scientist researching planetary science with a focus on the Moon and Mars and was Principal Project Scientist for SMART-1, the first European mission to the Moon. He has contributed to the Moon Village concept and collaborated with the ArtMoonMars Collective and is Executive Director of the International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG).
Anna Sitnikova is an interior architect, speaker and art curator based in Amsterdam. She is a founding member, curator and the deputy-chair of the Moon Gallery Foundation. An elected expert on the Technical Committee on Cultural Utilisation of Space (ITACCUS) of the IAF, she is also on the Space Habitats Committee of the IAF. She is a tutor at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague and is a project leader at Studio Samira Boon, Amsterdam.
Elizaveta Glukhova is a graphic designer, researcher and media artist. A founding member of the Moon Gallery Foundation, she is co-curator and manager of the Moon Gallery. An artist and researcher at the ArtMoonMars collective, she is an elected expert at the Technical Committee on Cultural Utilisation of Space (ITACCUS) of the IAF. She is a tutor at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague and leads the Brand Identity & Design Studio SEED.
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