To the Moon via the Beach

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Monographs & Artists’ Books

Editor(s) :

Hans Ulrich ObristLiam GillickMaja HoffmannPhilippe Parreno

Author(s) :

Hans Ulrich ObristLiam GillickMaja HoffmannPhilippe Parreno

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Dimensions :

200 x 250 mm

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Pictures :

1800 colors

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CHF60 / €40 / £30 / $55


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Publication :

July 2014

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A complete record

“To the Moon via the Beach” was a three-day exhibition in the Amphitheatre in Arles. Using tons of sand specially shipped there, the iconic arena was transformed into a beach and, during a process of non-stop activity co-ordinated by Willem Stijger, slowly mutated into a moonscape. It created a backdrop for a series of interventions by 20 artists in and around the arena—Uri Aran, Daniel Buren, Elvire Bonduelle, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Loretta Fahrenholz, Fischli & Weiss, Jef Geys, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster/Ari Benjamin Meyers/Tristan Bera, Douglas Gordon, Pierre Huyghe, Klara Lidén, Renata Lucas, Benoît Maire, Oscar Murillo, Anri Sala, Pilvi Takala, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Tris Vonna-Michell, and Lawrence Weiner.

This book offers a complete record of the event, and presents chronological photographic documentation, allowing the event to be reconstructed and understood as a whole for the first time. An extensive discussion between Liam Gillick, Philippe Parreno, and Hans Ulrich Obrist sheds light on the event’s historical context and its experimental potential.

Published with LUMA Foundation.