Italy today seen through the eyes of the great photographer Jochen Gerz.
The Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea in Cinisello Balsamo and the Provincia di Milano asked the German artist Jochen Gerz. to create a public work of art that would engage the whole population of Milan’s metropolitan area – those of all ages, cultures and social standings. More than 50 associations were contacted and actively participated – from centres for the elderly to environmentalists, football teams, residents’ associations, immigrant communities and regional organisations. Now Salviamo la Luna is also a book, containing portraits of all those involved and the story of the project in photographs, thoughts and short texts written by some of the protagonists and names from the world of art and culture