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Higher Powers: People, Gods and Elements of Nature

Kunsthistorisches Museum / Vienna / Art

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.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Wien, Austria
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