2:56 am |To The Moon And Back

© NASA Archive
© NASA Archive

Location: Palazzo delle Esposizioni della Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca –  Via del Molinetto
Hours: Monday to Friday 3 – 7:30 pm / Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 7:30 pm


curated by Enrico StefanelliChiara RubertiNaima SavioliAlessia LocatelliChiara Dall’Olio, Alessandro Romanini and Andrea Pacifici
with the patronage of Ministry of Culture |ASGARDIA and ENAC Italian Civil Aviation Authority






“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.

Artisti in mostra: 

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
Michael Soluri
Matjaz Tancic
Penelope Umbrico

Luca Vianello
Francesco Zizola






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