Space – The Exhibition

Space is not somewhere out there. It is all around us.

Exhibition by LIQUIFER at the Vienna Technical Museum
October 2013 – January 2015

The exhibition SPACE focuses on outer space – a space without perceptible limits that surrounds our planet earth. Though we still know very little about it, outer space has inspired human thinking and longing for millennia. It has come to stand for a journey into the unknown, overcoming frontiers, striving for knowledge, and following our fascination with the extraordinary idea of human life in a harsh and hostile vacuum.

A palpable universal sense of curiosity and a positively unstoppable exploratory spirit can be experienced in the exhibition. Structured in nine major chapters, lyrical images, unique objects, replicas and interactive stations tell the tale of man’s early ambitions to conquer the skies, the blossoming of science during the Baroque period, struggles with the established religious world view, rocket launches, the earth’s superpowers racing to secure their primacy in space, the moon landing, space stations, real and visionary Mars rovers, and plans to explore far-off realms beyond our solar system.

LIQUIFER team  Waltraut Hoheneder, Barbara Imhof, René Waclavicek, Damjan Minovski, Ewa Lenart

Image credit: Bruno Stubenrauch 2013