Spectacular plastic landscapes

Māori artist George Nuku invites you to debate an exciting mix of issues at the Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna) and the Theseus Temple: Climate crisis, colonization, Māori culture, and much more.

For its 2022 exhibition highlight, the Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna) invited George Nuku, one of the world's most sought-after Māori artists, to Vienna. The New Zealander has already realized around 120 major projects worldwide, and Vienna can be described as the highpoint of his career to date.

Works from the collections of the Weltmuseum Wien and of the Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna literally merge with Nuku's art. He works autobiographically and at the same time focuses on global issues like the climate crisis. Past and future always collide. Nuku's preferred materials: Above all plastic, but also polystyrene, Plexiglas, and wood. Again and again, the visitors comes across plastic bottles or parts of them and their twist caps.

Mutated ocean world
June 23, 2022 - January 31, 2023, Weltmuseum Wien

Bottled Ocean 2122
June 23 - October 9, 2022, Theseus Temple


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