11. 06. 12. - 14:41
Art meets nature
Unusual art installations can be seen in the Natural History Museum from June to September.
The exhibition "Freeze - Dioramas and Still Life" is the result of collaboration between the artists' group Steinbrener/Dempf and taxidermists of the Natural History Museum. On display are large dioramas (display cases that generate a surprisingly real 3D image). These create a theme of the interaction between wild nature and civilized city. In detail, they depict, amongst other things, a confused elk in a supermarket, monkeys between power cables in Mumbai and shiny red crabs on their way right through a house.
The show is supplemented with photographic works of further dioramas, which will be on display in the form of large prints. Steinbrener and Dempf most recently caused a furor in 2009 when they placed sculptures (such as a car wreck) in the enclosures in Schönbrunn Zoo.
The exhibition started on the 6 June and will end on 23 September.