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09/05/15

The Cosmos


Un'altra stupenda mostra al Rietberg di Zurigo, da non perdere!

The great timekeepers of our earthly existence are the celestial bodies surrounding us, especially the moon and sun. Humans have been trying to explain them and decipher them for thousands of years. What is the universe, the ordering principle underlying the firmament?

People throughout history have sought to answer this question starting from different premises and taking different approaches. This exhibition explores the great enigma that is the universe. Alongside cosmologies and creation myths from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Polynesia, those of the western world from Egypt and Mesopotamia to the Germanic peoples and the biblical account in Genesis will also be presented, as will the history of European scientific inquiry. While the exhibition cannot answer the question of what the universe actually is, it does provide a fascinating picture of just how different interpretations of its fundamentals can be.


The show will feature numerous multimedia exhibits, as well as the Planetarium Zurich, that is to be a guest of the Museum Rietberg for the duration.
Based on the exhibition idea by Martin Brauen and his exhibition "Visions of the Cosmos", which was shown at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York in 2009.
Generously supported by the Parrotia Foundation.

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