Naturhistorisches Museum

Our Place in Space - Astronomie und Kunst im Dialog

The starting point of the special exhibition Our Place in Space is aesthetic images from the Hubble Space Telescope that has recently celebrated its 28th anniversary in space. For this occasion, Antonella Nota (ESA) and Anna Caterina Bellati (Bellati Editori) created the traveling exhibition Our Place in Space which first showed from February to April 2017 in Venice. Using contemporary and local artists of the hosting country, the exhibition reinvents itself at each destination.

At the Natural History Museum in Vienna, the exhibition, curated by the astronomer and artist  Ulrike Kuchner, shows the traveling exhibition in the context of artists working in Austria.

What happens to our artistic creations and our self-image when we realise that our home in the Universe, the Milky Way, is only one in a sextillion spots, copied a million times? Each week we discover new earths.  So what actually makes our world habitable? Where do we place ourselves in the solar system, where in the Milky way, or in the Universe, and where does the desire to explore come from? And how is the experience altered in our personal observations, creations and investigations? The exhibition explores these questions and offers answers through artistic expression.

Current Dates

  • Mon. 20 Aug 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 22 Aug 2018, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 23 Aug 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 24 Aug 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 25 Aug 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 26 Aug 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 27 Aug 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 29 Aug 2018, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 30 Aug 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 31 Aug 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

September

  • Sat. 01 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 02 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 03 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 05 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 06 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 07 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 08 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 09 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 10 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 12 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 13 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 14 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 15 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 16 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 17 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 19 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 20 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 21 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 22 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 23 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 24 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 26 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 27 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 28 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 29 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 30 Sep 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

October

  • Mon. 01 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 03 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 04 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 05 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 06 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 07 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 08 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 10 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 11 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 12 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 13 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 14 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 15 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 17 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 18 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 19 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 20 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 21 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 22 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 24 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 25 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 26 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 27 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 28 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mon. 29 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 31 Oct 2018, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

November

  • Thu. 01 Nov 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 02 Nov 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sat. 03 Nov 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Sun. 04 Nov 2018, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.