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18—08—2021

Art in the international space station

Launching the Art mission Planned Schedule


In early 2022, Rakia Mission is scheduled to launch into space, and onboard will be Eytan Stibbe, Israel’s second man in space and the first to fly to the International Space Station (ISS). Alongside this scientific and educational mission, there will be a series of new works of art in sub-gravity conditions.


Art, in its various forms, will accompany the mission into outer space from the beginning of its journey and will serve as a driving force for new possibilities and for thinking about the human essence. Art created in preparation for space travel, outside the earth’s atmosphere and relative to space, generates imaginative ideas ahead of their time. Art leads the fantasy of space travel and the possibilities it holds for humanity. It is an opportunity to think about the unknown and man and pose a challenge for scientists and ourselves.


The art mission in “Rakia” strives to create new and groundbreaking forms, actions, and thoughts about the human essence and the contemporary. The art mission is being carried out in collaboration with CDA Holon and with the support of the Pais Committee for Arts and Culture. Within it, 15 artists have been invited to develop proposals for works for the space station, the communication sphere, and the earthly viewing of the journey. The artists are accompanied by the mission’s curator, Udi Edelman, and an advisory team. In the coming months, a series of works will be formulated for the journey – at the space station, on earth, and in the media spaces, and will join the new space exploration as an essential component.


The artists were invited to engage in the following areas: nonhuman aspects – the astronomical, the molecular, and the virtual; the human body in space; the psychology of space travel; sound and communication on the space station; connections to the scientific and educational missions and their expansion.


Planned Schedule :

May 2021: Development of proposals by artists

June - august 2021: Examination of proposal and deciding on the works to be developed. technological solutions and logistics

September 2021: Announcement of the first collection of works

September - December 2021: Continued development of works, echnological solutions and logistics

*The Schedule Is Subject To Change


Contact Persons

Udi Edelman, Art Mission Curator: Udi@Digitalartlab.Org.Il

Hadas Gur Arie, Art Mission Coordinator: Hadasg@Ramonfoundation.Org.Il


Ezra Orion, Intergalactic Sculpture, 1992. From the Public Art Archive and Early Media - The Center for Digital Art, Holon









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