Newspace 2060 International Moon Pitch Competition


Proposition MOCAM

MOCAM The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon The museum was conceived in 2016 by visual artist Julio Orta in response to the inevitable creation of human communities on the moon in the near future. Although governments and private entities are working on tourism and colonization of the moon, they seem to have no concern whatsoever for the arts because they are not seen as a source of profit. MOCAM is dedicated in displaying the most interesting, cutting edge, relevant art from the world, moon habitants, or in the case of future encounters, any other form of intelligent life we may meet. The plot is located on 20 acres in the area D6, Quadrant Charlie, Lot Number 1/0581-0600, located 001 squares South and 001 squares East of the extreme NW corner of the recognized Lunar Chart. Approximate Latitude: 30-40 W. Longitude:36-40 N. This property is located just South of craters Helicon and Leverrier. Registered as MOCAM, The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon (Julio Orta) Being an advocate for the dissemination of new discourses and ideas in contemporary art created after 1969— the year the first human ever walked on the moon— MOCAM is steadily looking for emerging artists, undaunted new works, and proposals from interesting curators. The inaugural show, Mystic Hyperstitians in the Heart of Empire, was curated by Joey Cannizzaro. The shows are currently presented on the museum’s website ( and they would be shown in the physical museum in the sequential order they are digitally presented. All MOCAM artists are asked to sign a document confirming that they will lend their work once the opening of MOCAM takes place; if the work is sold to a collector they are likewise bound to sign this legal document. The museum architecture has been designed by Mauricio Mastropiero a Mexican architect who dedicated a lot of time to the design, considering the real possibilities of constructing a space like this on the moon. The architecture of the MOCAM was conceived as an extension of human life and our natural exploratory instincts. The museum has spaces that display our interaction with planet Earth through the use of landscape by going into and floating above its surface. The complex proposes a lunar architecture that honors its earthly origins, while at the same time adapting to the physical forces of our moon. MOCAM’s architectural style has been thought of as an extension of human life and pays homage to our natural instinct for exploration. This complex proposes a lunar architecture that honors its Earthly origins and, at the same time, adapts to the physical forces of our moon. The experience is divided into three main spaces, starting with the outer building located partially underground in an artificial mountain; an open and flexible outdoor area that changes according to museum needs; and a core that hosts the principal exhibition. Inside of what looks like a mountain is a building that resembles the architecture we know on our own planet. With a regulated atmosphere and gravity, the interior of this structure houses the most functional areas of the museum. “The Mountain” will be the first component built, and will host a visitor center, temporary galleries, storage areas, dressing rooms, restrooms, sleeping rooms, a restaurant, and a store. Delimited by the exterior “mountain” and connected via underground tunnels lies the Central Patio - one the main areas for the exhibition of contemporary art. This outdoor esplanade features 480 poles used as structure for a light architecture that can be configured depending on different exhibition needs. This is a space to experience art under the moon’s natural environment. At the core of the complex is “The Plateau”, a two-story building that levitates using electromagnetic technology. As the principal gallery, the interior of this building also features a controlled atmosphere and hosts the main exhibitions. The second level of this rotating building is the highest point of the museum, a viewpoint to gaze beyond its physical limits.

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