Location: Palazzo delle Esposizioni della Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca-  Via del Molinetto


curated by Enrico Stefanelli, Chiara Ruberti, Naima Savioli, Alessia Locatelli, Chiara Dall’Olio, Alessandro Romanini and Andrea Pacifici
with the patronage of Ministry of Culture | ASGARDIA
and ENAC Ente Nazionale per l’Aviazione Civile

“I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul… we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.”
Neil Armstrong, conferenza stampa della missione Apollo 11, 1969 

On July 21st, 1969 at 2:56 am, Neil Armstrong’s first step onto the lunar surface was broadcast on live TV to a worldwide audience, some hours after he and lunar modul pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo 11 on the Moon. Armstrong described the event as a “small step for [a] man, but [a] giant leap for mankind”.

The exhibition, both transmedia and multimedia, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first man on the Moon. How photography, arts, music, cinema and literature has approached and approaches the conquest of Space and what’s our collective imaginary related to Moon and Space?  In a heterogeneous exhibition itinerary, which embraces conceptual research as much as  popular culture, the visitor is led on an experiential and didactic journey in the collective imagination.

Artists: Mattia Balsamini, Antonio Biasiucci, Luciano Bobba, Giacomo Costa, Lucrezia De Fazio, Cristina De Middel, Vincent Fournier, Maurizio Galimberti, Alberto Giuliani, Mariya Kozhanova, Alexandra Lethbridge, Luca Missoni, Luca Moncini, Sara Munari, Nasa Archive, Paolo Pacini, Graziano Panfili, Jorge Peréz Higuera, Kaja Rata, Edoardo Romagnoli, Saggion-Paganello, Michael Soluri, Matjaz Tancic, Penelope Umbrico, Luca Vianello and Francesco Zizola.