To the Moon via the Beach

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, including Daniel Buren, Fischli & Weiss, Douglas Gordon, Pierre Huyghe, Klara Lidén, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Tris Vonna-Michell, and Lawrence Weiner, among others.

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.

English and French text.

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