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.
Daily except Wednesday
10 am to 6 pm
10 am to 9 pm
1010 Vienna, Austria