Artist George Nuku will guide you through the exhibition Oceans. Collections. Reflections. During the artist’s tour you will learn directly from the artist more about the background, goals and challenges of the exhibition.
The Weltmuseum presents the first comprehensive exhibition of the Māori artist George Nuku. In addition to the presentation in the special exhibition, there will also be an installation in the Hall of Columns and in the permanent collection of the Weltmuseum Wien.
This installation project spans nine different spaces within the Weltmuseum Wien, beginning in the Hall of Columns and taking the viewer on a journey through several exhibition galleries. Nuku brings together collections from Vienna’s Natural History Museum and the Weltmuseum Wien. These are linked and melded with Nuku’s own creations, hand carved from Plexiglass and Polystyrene. The result is a journey through time and space. Each room presents its own theme, a world unto itself, yet each is intimately linked to the preceding and subsequent spaces. Nuku’s ideas and works express the inseparability of both nature and culture.
The exhibition project not only speaks about its place within the museum, but it is about the museum itself – both the Weltmuseum Wien and institutions in general. Themes and topics such as relationships between museums and “source communities”, of repatriation, de-colonization, resolution between parties, and ultimately, pathways forward are being addressed. The project presented here in Vienna can be seen as the culmination of Nuku’s career in progress – spanning more than 120 major projects globally – and of a continuing desire to share his accumulated wealth of experience with all audiences both fully and equally.
Meeting point: Säulenhalle
Click here to register online (limited number of participants)
Das Weltmuseum Wien ist eines der bedeutendsten ethnografischen Museen der Welt. Anhand einzigartiger Kulturschätze aus aller Welt wird hier die kulturelle Vielfalt von Inhalten, Geschichten und Lebensweisen auf unterhaltsame Weise dargestellt. Zu den Highlights zählen der altmexikanische Federkopfschmuck, die Sammlung von James Cook sowie Objekte von Forschungsreisen des 19. Jahrhunderts.
A guided tour with artist GEORGE NUKU of "Oceans. Collections. Reflections."
22 Nov 2022/19:00-20:00H
Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien, Österreich
Registration required at: www.weltmuseumwien.at (limited number of participants)
George Nuku © KHM-Museumsverband