Avant Garde

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A MANIFEST FOR THE MOON

The Lunar Codex uses digital and analog technology to preserve art, books, music, and more, enclosed in time capsules and launched to the Moon. It is a message-in-a-bottle to the future.

Curatorial Notes

This section documents art and multimedia magazines that helped to celebrate and push the boundaries of the contemporary art world, defining an area some would call the new avant garde.

Beautiful Bizarre magazine is an informative, insightful and inspiring contemporary art magazine that has captured the hearts and minds of an engaged audience of artists, enthusiasts, collectors and galleries locally in Australia and around the world. It sees its take on imaginative art as individual, creative and cool, but always fresh and approachable.

* Every artist, writer, and collector with art or articles included in the issues shown below are verified as represented in the Codex

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Works are located as to their respective lunar time capsules as follows: 

IM1 - Intuitive Machines Nova-C Mission 1 to Vallis Schrasöteri (The Nova Collection)

PM1 - Astrobotic Peregrine Mission 1 to Lacus Mortis (The Peregrine Collection)

GM1 - Astrobotic Griffin Mission 1 to the Lunar South Pole (The Polaris Collection) 

Art & Literary Magazines

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A MANIFEST FOR THE MOON

The Lunar Codex uses digital and analog technology to preserve art, books, music, and more, enclosed in time capsules and launched to the Moon. It is a message-in-a-bottle to the future.

Curatorial Notes

Many of the art works in the Codex were originally shown at galleries over 2015-2021, whose exhibition catalogues were published by Goss 183, or were included in special editions of PoetsArtists (PA) magazine. All were curated by noted figurative artists, gallerists, collectors or art critics in association with publisher Didi Menendez.

Two of these exhibitions, Chronicles of a Future Foretold, and Shelter, was curated by Dr. Samuel Peralta. Shelter is based on a 2020 call for work specifically on the theme of shelter from the global Covid-19 pandemic that began in 2019. 

A landmark exhibition featured in "The Nova Collection", Mars: An Artistic Mission, was hosted by the California Art Club (est. 1909) to commemorate  the landing of NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars on February 18, 2021.

The Codex also features a selection of art from the 15th ARC Salon Exhibition held by the Art Renewal Center (ARC), a non-profit, educational foundation, hosting the largest online museum dedicated to representational art, and leading the revival of realism in the visual arts.

Several private collections and assemblages are also of importance to the Lunar Codex, notably The Windrift Collection and the assemblage of artists of The Bennett Prize®. Artworks from these form the core of the works catalogued in "The Nova Collection" time capsule. We are grateful to these collections for permission to represent these works in the Codex.

* Every artist listed below has at least one artwork represented in the Codex, and many have several pieces of art represented. 

The style is primarily figurative realism, balancing the abstract expressionism of previous art on the Moon. Non-figurative art is still represented, as in the Moon Leaves paintings in Rosario Bitanga's catalogue, and in the prints of Yayoi Kusama.

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Works are located as to their respective lunar time capsules as follows: 

IM1 - Intuitive Machines Nova-C Mission 1 to Vallis Schrasöteri (The Nova Collection)

PM1 - Astrobotic Peregrine Mission 1 to Lacus Mortis (The Peregrine Collection)

GM1 - Astrobotic Griffin Mission 1 to the Lunar South Pole (The Polaris Collection) 

Manifest

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BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE MAGAZINE

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- The Lunar Codex archives issues 17-37 of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, from June 2017 to June 2022 - twenty-one issues in all. See below for covers of issues included.

- Australian-based Beautiful Bizarre Magazine is an international contemporary art magazine, and organizer of an annual International Art Prize, that celebrates and pushes the boundaries of the artistic imagination.

- Beautiful Bizarre Magazine counts more social media followers than any other Australian-based art or photography magazine, and most Australian public and private galleries.

- Danijela Krha Purssey, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief ▪ Richard Purssey, Co-founder and Technical Director ▪ Natalia Joruk, Deputy Editor ▪ Jeanette Bartholomew, Finance Director ▪ Bella Harris, Online Editor ▪ Helena Aryal, Social Media Manager ▪ Elizah Leigh, Advertising Account Manager ▪ Hieu Nguyen, Head Designer ▪ Chrysa Podioti, Designer ▪ Contributing Writers: Elizah Leigh, Jennifer Rizzo, Andrea Kovacic, Natalia Joruk, Luke W. Barrett, Matthew Burgos, Addison Devereux, Richard Purssey

- All art pieces, articles, interviews, and promotional material from the issues below are archived in the Polaris Collection of the Lunar Codex. In addition, the covers of issues 17-36 are archived in the Nova Collection of the Lunar Codex; issue 37 was published after the onboarding for Nova.  See Beautiful Bizarre Magazine for artist details pending indexing of individual issues 

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