The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon (MOCAM)


The idea and planning of this museum was created in 2016 by Julio Orta a visual artist due to the fact of the inevitable creation of human communities on the moon in the near future and realizing that the governments and private entities although they are working in the tourism and colonization of the moon, they have no concern whatsoever on the arts because they are not profitable.

MOCAM is dedicated in displaying the most interesting, cutting edge and the most relevant art from the world, moon habitants or in its case any other form of intelligent forms we may meet in the future.

Being an advocate for the dissemination of new discourses and ideas in contemporary art created after 1969; which is the year the first human ever walked on the moon. MOCAM is steadily looking for emerging artists and undaunted new works and proposals from interesting curators.

The inaugural show : “Mistyc hyperstitians in the heart of empire” was curated by Joey Cannizzaro. The shows are currently presented on the museum’s website : www.mocam.space, and they would be presented on the psychical space in the chronological order they were presented, the artists have to sign a document that they would have to lend their work once the opening of MOCAM takes place and if the work is sold to a collector they are bound to sign this legal document likewise.

The plot is located on a plot of  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)

The museum architecture has been designed by Mauricio Mastropiero a Mexican architect which dedicated a lot of time on the design and thinking about the real possibilities of this planet for the construction of the psychical space.

The architecture of the MOCAM has been thought as an extension of human life and our natural instinct of exploration. The museum has spaces that display our interaction with planet Earth, from the use of landscape, by going into and floating above its surface. This complex proposes a lunar architecture that makes honor to it’s earthy origins and, at the same time, adapts to the physical forces of our moon.

MOCAM would like to thank Jeremy Efroymson and the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art for making this project possible.