ONE SMALL STEP is a unique exhibition featuring 12 leading artists in line with the 12 men who have walked on the moon since 1969 who will each transform an astronaut helmet into a work of art. Participating artists include Joana Vasconcelos, Mr. Brainwash, Bran Symondson, UnSKilled Worker, Philip Colbert, Hayden Kays, Ben Eine, Dan Baldwin, Schoony and Chris Levine.
Curated by Ben Moore, all proceeds from the sale of the One Small Step helmets via Paddle8 online auction will go to MAG (Mines Advisory Group) whose mission is to clear landmines and unexploded bombs from conflict-affected communities, where one small step can be the difference between life and death.
Ben Moore comments, ‘It’s incredible to think that only 50 years ago we first landed on the moon which has been our loyal companion in the night sky since the beginning of time as we know it. I imagine that one day soon when we have conquered the limitations of speed the planets will become like new countries in our universe and we will begin a new chapter of space travel and planetary colonisation. Through this all I hope planet Earth will always remain our home – safe and secure thanks to the good work of charities like MAG’
Jane Cocking, CEO of MAG comments: ‘Every day, twenty people are still being killed or injured by landmines and unexploded bombs so we’re thrilled to be able to raise vital funds for our work through this unique and exciting exhibition.’
Posters featuring the astronaut helmets will go on display at nearby London Underground stations supported by Art Below. The auction will open via Paddle8 from 4 July and then countdown to the anniversary of the moon landing and close on 22 July. The original helmets plus selected limited edition prints will be part of the auction, with all proceeds going to MAG.
|Duration||16 July 2019 - 24 July 2019|
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