This series stems from Margret Weber-Unger’s interest in the “order of nature.” Visiting the Vienna Museum of Natural History, the young artist was not so much interested in individual, spectacular manifestations of nature. What really fascinated her was nature as a whole and how people try to make sense of it. The scientific revolution of the nineteenth century marked the beginning of efforts to systemize the incredible diversity of nature. Collecting and ordering things implied a certain understanding. Giving what appeared to be chaotic, a structure was seen as a way to gain control over something intractable.


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BEAR, 2003
Chromogenic print on Dibond under Plexiglas
30 x 40 in (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
5 of 6
Courtesy of Mike Behr

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Margret Weber-Unger
  • Dimensions
    30 x 40 in (76.2 x 101.6 cm)