The images are among the most iconic in the history of photography. They showed us the Moon – as well as the Earth – as we had never seen it before. In 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, Moonlight: 50 years of photographing the Moon will explore the evolving relationship between humanity and the Moon through the medium of photography and film, encompassing ideas of science, documentary, experiment, and progress but also art, imagination, parody and critique.
The exhibition is curated by Melanie Vandenbrouck, Royal Museums Greenwich, in collaboration with Louise Wolthers, Sara Walker and Dragana Vujanovic Östlind, Hasselblad Foundation. It is conceived as a companion piece to a major exhibition on the cultural and scientific history of the Moon, to be held at Royal Museums Greenwich, London, from 19th July 2019 to 5th January 2020. Together the two exhibitions will stand in dialogue with each other, presenting a survey of the Moon in art from antiquity to the present day.
Taking as a starting point the profound cultural impact of the 1969 moon landing, Moonlight will focus on photography and film in the post-Apollo era, from 1960s euphoria to 21st century questions of ownership and exploitation.
Friday May 24 at 18.00-20.00. Opening ceremony at 18.30 pm with the exhibition curators. Musical Performance at 18.40 pm Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy performed by pianist Ha-Young Sul.
Special guided tour
With curator Melanie Vandenbrouck, curator, Saturday May 25 at 13.00 pm, in English. SEK 60.
Image: A Space Exodus, video, © Larissa Sansour, 2009