Museum opening hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Biophilia – The Elements

The Christopher Marley ǀ Biophilia exhibition at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts continues the artist dialogue with art, nature and science with highlights from the museum’s extensive collection of ceramics and glass. Biophilia means love of life which Marley demonstrates with his lovingly preserved specimens of butterflies, birds, reptiles and sea creatures. At WMODA, they are presented in the context of the four classical elements of earth, air, fire and water, which ancient philosophers believed were the fundamental building blocks of nature. Biophilia – the Elements also explores how the four elements of earth, air, fire and water have been harnessed and transformed to create the Fired Arts of ceramics and glass.

Exhibition open during regular business hours
Monday – Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Exhibit included with general admission to the museum
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Related Pages
Biophilia ǀ A Cabinet of Curiosities
Christopher Marley | BIOPHILIA Elements
Biophilia – The Buzz


  • December 6, 2017 - March 30, 2018