June 8th until February 2nd 2020

The South Seas – Dream and Reality

Museum Natur und Mensch

Sunshine, palm-fringed beaches and azure-blue sea: the travel reports of famous explorers and the portraits of artists still convey the image of the South Sea as a paradise on earth. The reality, however, is different: the people are experiencing the ripple effects of colonialism as well as the consequences of global climate change. With objects from its ethnological and natural science collection, the Museum Natur und Mensch is presenting a complex portrait of the region, its inhabitants and its history.


Tuschezeichnung von Julius Bissier
Drone picture from the Vaka in the lagoon in Marshall Islands (Enewetak) © Foto: Okeanos Foundation for the Sea, Dena Seidel und Steven Holloway

Edvard Munch, Die Wolke, 1908/09 (Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum/Föhr, Foto: Lukas Spörl)
© Städtische Museen Freiburg – Museum Natur und Mensch, "bai" – Modell eines Versammlungshauses von Palau, Foto: Axel Killian

Edvard Munch, Omega und das Schwein, 1908/09 (Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum/Föhr, Foto: Lukas Spörl)
© Städtische Museen Freiburg – Museum Natur und Mensch, Tatanua-Maske, Melanesien, Foto: Axel Killian

Edvard Munch, Anziehung I, 1896 (Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum/Föhr, Foto: Lukas Spörl)
© Städtische Museen Freiburg – Museum Natur und Mensch, Auslegerboot aus Holz mit dreieckigem Segel, Marshall-Insel, Foto: Axel Killian

 
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