20.07.
2019

MUSEUM DER MODERNE SALZBURG, SALZBURG'

FLY ME TO THE MOON
The Moon landing: 50 years on



20. Juli - 3. November 2019

With around 200 works by
Darren Almond, Pawel Althamer, Rene Burri, Johan Christian Dahl, Dubossarsky & Vinogradov, Sylvie Fleury, Liam Gillick, Hannah Höch, Kiki Kogelnik, David Lamelas, Zilla Leutenegger, René Magritte, Jyoti Mistry, Thomas Riess, John Russell, Andrei Sokolov, Andy Warhol, Nives Widauer and others.

Curators: Thorsten Sadowsky, Director, with Tina Teufel, Curator, and Christina Penetsdorfer, Assistant Curator
Guest Curator: Cathérine Hug, Curator, Kunsthaus Zürich


July 21, 2019, will bring the fiftieth anniversary of the first time a human set foot on the moon—an excellent occasion to examine the epoch-making event through the lens of art and take stock. Like few achievements before it, the moon landing changed humanity’s relationship with its environment. Seeing the Earth from space created unprecedented awareness of the fragility of our existence; the blue planet itself became an emblem of life and its vulnerability.

The exhibition undertakes an excursion into art history, gathering artists’ renditions and interpretations of the moon since the days of Galileo Galilei and the invention of the first telescope. Looking back on several centuries of human fascination with the moon, with an emphasis on the twentieth century and the present, it includes copperplate prints and paintings as well as photographs, video art, and multimedia installations.

A catalogue in German and English will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.