As a new VR artwork appears at Art Basel Hong Kong, Kelly Grovier looks at what the Moon has come to mean in art since prehistory.

by Kelly Grovier  |  BBC Culture  |  March 26, 2019

Nearly 50 years since we first bounded awkwardly across its crusty surface in July 1969, does the Moon still transfix us? An ambitious new virtual reality artwork by the US artist and composer Laurie Anderson and Taiwanese new-media artist Hsin-Chien Huang is aimed at keeping fresh our fascination with Earth’s closest celestial cousin – an enchantment that dates back to mankind’s earliest artistic impulses. From the moment our prehistoric forebears first felt the urge to draw graffiti on cave walls, the Moon has tugged at our creative consciousness, drawing forth our aesthetic imagination as commandingly as it pulls into rhythm the oceans’ tides….

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