JOAN FONTCUBERTA

SPUTNIK: THE ODYSSEY OF SOYUZ 2

The Sputnik Foundation is revisiting one of the most startling cases in the history of space exploration. On October 25, 1968, the cosmonaut on board of the Soyuz 2 spacecraft disappeared during the mission. The official story told was that the spacecraft was totally automated with no crew on board. Archives were tampered with and history rewritten for obscure “reasons of State,” until the secret documents were finally declassified, which enabled the reconstruction of this extraordinary chapter that still seems incredible today.

Location

Palazzo Boncompagni
Via del Monte, 8 – Bologna

© JOAN FONTCUBERTA BY SIAE 2017
Location

Palazzo Boncompagni
Via del Monte, 8 - Bologna

Built for Cristoforo Boncompagni in 1537 and attributed to Jacopo Barozzi, this building features an architectural layout and decoration of the highest quality, including a splendid spiral staircase and richly frescoed ceilings and walls. The main door bears the insignia of Pope Gregory XIII, born Ugo Boncompagni. Inside, the magnificent hall for papal audiences is embellished with paintings by Pellegrino Tibaldi.