From Inner Worlds to Outer Space
Installation shot: Øystein Thorvaldsen / Henie Onstad Archive
We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with this large-scale exhibition that highlights the role, importance and fascinating power of the Moon. The exhibition presents approximately 200 works and objects—from Galileo's 17th century sketches to contemporary art installations.
The exhibition mixes art, film, architecture, cultural history, design and natural science into a vibrant and diverse portrait of our closest neighbor in the sky. We encounter the Moon as a symbol and a goal for our romantic and artistic longings, scientific inquiry, existential issues—and the urge for political expansion.
With this exhibition, we commemorate man's first steps on the Moon and call attention to a strong and renewed interest in the Moon both in art and as a springboard for a new Space Race with all its strategic and economic implications.
The exhibition has originally been curated by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and is presented at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter with additional Norwegian works.
"The most intriguing show of the season?"
The Norwegian presentation of the exhibition is done with loans from Museum of Cultural History, the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, Natural History Museum, and the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute.
- Månen ─ From Inner Worlds to Outer Space
Morten Andenæs, Buzz Aldrin, Darren Almond, William Anders, Neil Armstrong, Galina Balashova, Wilhelm Beer, Tycho Brahe, Charles Conrad, Joseph Cornell, Walter Cunningham, J.C. Dahl, John W. Draper, Charles Duke, Marlene Dumas, Charles and Ray Eames, C. W. Eckersberg, Max Ernst, Foster + Partners, Galileo Galilei, Leopold Galluzzo, Isa Genzken, Camille Henrot, Johannes Hevelius, Kirsti van Hoegee, James Irwin, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Athanasius Kircher, Yves Klein, Kiki Kogelnik, Alicja Kwade, Cath le Couteur, Michael Florent van Langren, Carl Julius Leypold, James McDivitt, Georges Méliès, Claude Mellan, Edvard Munch, James Nasmyth, Trevor Paglen, Katie Paterson, Victor Prouvé, Wolfgang Paalen, C.A. Pihl, Man Ray, Robert Rauschenberg, Giovanni Battista Riccioli, Rachel Rose, Rotraut, Tom Sachs, Johan Hieronymus Schroeter, David Scott, Alan Shepard, Kiki Smith, Hito Steyerl, August Strindberg, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Malena Szlam, Walt Disney Studios, Alfred Worden, Joseph Wright of Derby and John Young.
Susanne Østby Sæther and Marie Laurberg