This summer, we will revisit one of the most fascinating events in the history of mankind: on July 20, 1969, the American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human being to set foot on the moon. The anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission is an excellent occasion for our exhibition Fly Me to the Moon. The Lunar Landing, 50 Years Later, which explores the moon and the dream of visiting it as a theme in art and challenge that has inspired creative minds for centuries.
Pivoting from this skyward gaze, we also invite our visitors to discover art from the Dead Sea, the lowest publicly accessible point on Earth’s surface. The museum dedicates a major solo exhibition to the Israeli artist Sigalit Landau, who has long used the salt lake as a laboratory for her work. Titled Salt Years, the show features objects and clothes she has “baptized” by immersing them in the Dead Sea’s waters for several months. Stamped with its “signature,” Landau’s artifacts possess a delicate and terrifying beauty, like crystalline archaeological finds that tell of the unceasing transformation of things.
The Museum der Moderne Salzburg’s team is looking forward to your visit!