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Milan celebrates Sarah Moon – recognized as both an artist and a photographer – with two simultaneous exhibitions at the Fondazione Sozzani and at the Armani/Silos. Discover more about Sarah Moon on Kooness! 

The exhibition "Sarah Moon, Time at Work" will be hosted by Fondazione Sozzani and will focus on the artist's career from 1995 - 2018. As well as this, Galleria Carla Sozzani will exhibit "There's something about Lillian" (2002), an historical documentary about the artist Lillian Bassman by Sarah Moon accompanied by 90 of Moon's photographs, and Moon's short film "Contacts" (1995).


Sarah Moon, Cotinga du Pérou et Trichoglossus du Timor, 2000.
Sarah Moon, Fashion 06, Gauthier 1998.


















In parallel, Armani/Silos will host “From one season to another”. Counting over one hundred and seventy images – in color and black and white – the exhibition presents a cross section of Sarah Moon’s work mixing lesser known and unseen photographs with her evocative fashion images. 

Sarah Moon herself says of this exhibition:

Time at Work. This is the story of time passing; how time erases. Here and now, this story I tell is not totally mine, but the story of these photographs before they disappear. It is time at work. By chance I found these positives of Polaroids I didn’t fix, some were unexpected, others just spoiled, many erased little by little. I have gathered them here today, with some recent works.

Moon’s photographs are mysterious. With her visions in a deliberately evanescent form, the artist evokes moments, sensations and coincidences filtered by memory and the unconscious. Full of dramatic tension and yet reserved, they represent uncharted worlds, glimpsed in a shaft of light. As she herself says, her images speak for her.


Sarah Moon, L'avant-dernière, 2008.



Sarah Moon previously known as Marielle Warin, is a French photographer born in Vernon (France) in 1941. Her Jewish family was forced to leave occupied France for England. As a teenager she studied drawing before working as a model in London and Paris (1960–1966) under the name Marielle Hadengue. Since 1967 she dedicated at the fashion photography for Cacharel. She shot commercial spot for the same brand. In 1979 she won the Lion d’Or, Film publicitaires in Cannes for a Cacharel commercial. Sarah Moon cooperated with Marie-Claire, Vogue, Nova, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Stern magazines. In the Seventies and Eighies she realised international advertising campaigns for Biba, L’Oreal, Patou and she signed more than 150 amoung short film and clips.

In 1972 she worked for the Pirelli calendar. In 1990 she shot the Mississipi One movie and some films dedicated to the most important photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lillian Bassamn. In 1984 she revisited the “Little Red Riding Hood” of Charles Perrault in a edition for children which won a prize at the Children Book Fair in Bologna, Italy. In 2003 she published Circuss, from “the little Match Girl” and L’effraie from “The Tin Soldier” by Hans Christian Anders; Le fil rouge, from “Bluebeard” by Charles Perrault  has been published as book –DVD, in limited edition by Kahitsukan, Museum of Contemporary Art in Kyoto. In 2006 La sirène d’Auderville made out from “The little Mermaid” by Andersen.



Fondazione Sozzani | Corso Como 10, 20154 Milan

Sarah Moon. Time at Work.
From September 19th, 2018 to January 6th, 2019

Armani/Silos | Via Bergognone 40, 20144 Milan

Sarah Moon. From one season to another.
From September 19th to January 6th, 2019


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