Oberes Belvedere

The 1873 Vienna World’s Fair Revisited. Egypt and Japan as Europe’s "Orient"

Historical photo of Egyptian mosque and Japanese garden at the Vienna World's Fair
Wiener Photographen-Association, Wien, 1873 © MAK
Historical photo of Egyptian mosque and Japanese garden at the Vienna World's Fair

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Vienna World Fair 1873, the special exhibition highlights a critical aspect of this internationally prestigious show: the "Orient" as a construct of 19th century Orientalism at the Vienna World Fair. With a focus on Egypt and Japan, which were often assigned to the "Orient" according to the understanding of cultural geography of the time, different facets of this phenomenon are shown. A close look at the, from today’s perspective, unusual composition of the countries and at the "inner workings" of the enthusiasm for the Orient during the World Fair in Vienna reveals the complexity of Orientalism in Vienna in the late 19th century.

Venue

MAK - Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna

Stubenring 5
1010 Wien

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Current Dates

  • Wed. 28 Jun 2023, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 29 Jun 2023, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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June

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