Feathers – warmth, seduction, flight
The “Feathers” exhibition pays homage to this extremely complex keratinous structure, exploring its seductive beauty and multiplicity of shapes. Light is shed on the ingenious versatility of feathers, their use as cultural objects and their current significance in the realms of design, art and pop culture. In addition, feathers can serve as a starting point for considering particular aspects of the relationship between human beings and animals. The exhibition therefore also takes a critical look at the trade in bird feathers, as well as examining the human passion for building flying objects in imitation of nature.