Bremen – On the occasion of NASA’s upcoming moon mission “Artemis” – the twin sister of Apollo in Greek mythology – the European Space Agency ESA has launched the art competition “Art for Artemis”.
ESA has teamed up with eight art and digital design schools across Europe and asked their students to create artwork inspired by Artemis, the lunar exploration and the European service module that will provide power, propulsion, water and air to the astronauts on board.
The schools that participated in Art for Artemis are: Les Beaux-arts de Paris, Kristiania in Oslo, UCM in Madrid, the Basel Art Institute, Media College in Amsterdam, Comics School in Turin, Hochschule Darmstadt as well as Forsbergs Skolan in Stockholm.
Inspired by astronautical spaceflight and the question of what the flight to the moon and space exploration mean to them, the students created 22 works of art that are now being exhibited in the Hanseatic city. A jury consisting of ESA, artists and space companies selected 22 pictures from the many entries.
ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter will open the public exhibition in the presence of representatives from space and politics on Monday, 22 August at 5 pm in the Waterfront Bremen. It is expected to be on display for the duration of the Artemis 1 lunar mission until the beginning of October.
When the new NASA moon rocket takes off at the end of August for the first major moon mission since the 1970s, the world will also be looking at the small state of Bremen. For it is here at Airbus in Bremen that the “European Service Module” is being built on behalf of ESA, without which the flight to the moon and back to Earth would not be possible. It supplies the astronaut capsule with the necessary propulsion, energy, air to breathe and water. With the Artemis programme, mankind is embarking on sustainable exploration of the moon.
More information about Art for Artemis: https://blogs.esa.int/orion/category/art-for-artemis/
Waterfront Bremen: AG-Weser-Straße 3, 28237 Bremen