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"Bottle at sea 2120, Te Ao Mãori" by George Nuku @Natural History Museum

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The artist George Nuku imagines an installation that plunges audiences into the heart of the ocean in 2120. The underwater world represented is one where mutated life is created entirely from recycled plastic bottles and Plexiglas. A submerged environment covered with barnacles, coral reefs, sea anemones and schools of fish floating all around. Underwater arches and columns reveal motifs of ancient Hellenic origins fused with Māori imagery. Inside are delicate works of art carved from Plexiglas. Hammerhead sharks patrol in search of food. Manta rays and pelagic tunas hover over visitors, while schools of jellyfish form an underwater forest. As if stranded, the ethnographic collections enter into a dialogue with those of natural history. From this chimerical world, between the aquarium and the diorama dear to the Museum, voices send us warnings.

A collaboration with the Museum of Ethnography in Geneva, the Museum of Cultures in Basel, the Museum of Natural History in Bern and the Musée du Léman in Nyon.

HappyKid comment: 

Don't miss the two exhibitions celebrating the bicentenary of the Geneva Natural History Museum ... the one featuring the best photos of unusual animals (see HappyAgenda: Wildlife Photographer of the Year) and this one featuring spectacular sculptures made of plastic bottles! This is a great way to raise awareness of sea and ocean pollution in an artistic and poetic way.

Except on weekends in March, the exhibition fee is 10.- for adults (but free for children under 18). There is a bilingual digital application available and a discovery booklet adapted for 4 to 12 year olds.

From 10:00 to 17:00 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, until 27/06/2021.
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