13:00 to 17:00
As a part of the exhibition Moonlight at Hasselblad Center and Space Week in Gothenburg, The Hasselblad Foundation invites you to a symposium that will dig in to the subject of the Moon and the exhibition Moonlight at Hasselblad Center.
This event will explore the Moon’s contemporary and historical significance as a place of artistic, cultural and scientific investigation. With the participation of author Dallas Campbell, artists Joan Fontcuberta and Agnes Meyer-Brandis, researcher and author Marie Laurberg and curator Melanie Vandenbrouck.
WHEN: Thursday, 19 September 1-5 pm
WHERE: Göta Movie Theater, Götaplatsen 9
Free entrance. Register in advance to attend.
The symposium will be held in English.
Seating is limited.
To attend, register by e-mail to program coordinator Emma Botin.
In case of questions regarding the symposium or registration contact program coordinator Emma Botin.
DALLAS CAMPBELL is the author to the book Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet. Dallas was made an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association for his work in promoting science as an integral part of culture in 2015 and was the guest director of 2017 Cheltenham Science Festival with former NASA Head of Science, Ellen Stofan.
JOAN FONTCUBERTA is a conceptual artist whose best-known works, such as Fauna and Sputnik, examine the truthfulness of photography. In addition, he is a writer, editor, teacher, and curator. In 2013 Fontcuberta received the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. Fontcubertas work Sputnik Portfolio is exhibited in the exhibition Moonlight at Hasselblad Center.
AGNES MEYER-BRANDIS intertwines scientific research and myth-making impulses in her artistic practice. Much of her work relates to the exploration of unfamiliar realms, terrestrial and extraterrestrial alike, as well as themes of gravity and weightlessness. Meyer-Brandis The Moon Goose Colony, an internationally exhibited artwork and film in which (inspired by a story by Francis Godwin) she raises a flock of geese and teaches them to become astronauts, is exhibited in the exhibition Moonlight at Hasselblad Center.
MARIE LAURBERG is Curator & Head of Research at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, where she has curated such exhibitions as Yayoi Kusama – In Infinity and the exhibition The Moon – From Inner Worlds to Outer Space.
MELANIE VANDENBROUCK is Curator of Art post-1800 at Royal Museums Greenwich, London and chair of the Museum’s Contemporary Art Forum. She is the curator of the exhibition The Moon at the Royal Museums Greenwich and co-curator of the exhibition Moonlight at Hasselblad Center in collaboration with Sara Walker, Louise Wolthers and Dragana Vujanovic Östlind, Hasselblad Foundation.
15:00 to 18:00
Learn more about space and try different experiments at the experiment bus Science Safari!
The event is part of the Hasselblad Foundations program during the exhibition Moonlight and as a part of Space Week in Gothenburg.
Time: 19th September 3-6 pm
Free and open for all ages.
Photo: Science Safari © Magnus Andersson