LONDON. Jorge Mañes Rubio “The Moon” 19 july 2019 – 5 january 2020. National Maritime Museum.

To celebrate 50 years since NASA’s Apollo 11 mission landed the first humans on the Moon, the National Maritime Museum at the Royal Greenwich Museums in London stages The Moon, the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to Earth’s nearest celestial neighbour. Jorge Mañes Rubio’s iconic Moon Temple will be featured along artworks by artists such as El Anatsui and Chris Ofili.

Featuring over 180 objects from national and international museums and private collections, the exhibition presents a cultural and scientific story of our relationship with the Moon over time and across civilisations. Through artefacts, artworks and interactive moments, the exhibition will enable visitors to contemplate whether the Moon will become a theatre for exploitation and competition or remain a peaceful place for all humankind.

Jorge Mañes Rubio born in Madrid in 1984, he is an award winning visual artist based in Amsterdam. He graduated in Design Products from the Royal College of Art London in 2010, where he confirmed his tireless eager to travel beyond the usual scopes of design. In 2014 he obtained the prestigious TED fellowship

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF

Moon Temple

Royal Museums Greenwich

Image: The Moon Temple (approaching), from the Peak of Eternal Light series, 2017. Digital pigment print, Jorge Mañes Rubio