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A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

Higher Powers: People, Gods and Elements of Nature

June 18 – Aug 15, 2021
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien, Austria

Despite the miracles of science and technology, human beings still feel helpless in the face of fate—the forces, or a higher power, that manifests itself elementally, biologically, politically. This exhibition explores the objects and artifacts that symbolize mankind’s belief, across centuries and civilizations, in the autonomous power of earth, wind, water, and fire, and in shamans, cult images, religious ritual, and performance. —E.C.

Ernst Fuchs, “Costume for the Role of Air in Il Lutto Dell’Universo” © KHM-Museumsverband.

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