The Unknown Universe

March 21, 2015 – January 10, 2016

The annual exhibition 2015 of the Waldviertel Art Museum leads into the inconceivable dimensions of the unknown universe and mysterious formations in space.

Energy and power, matter and light, black holes. The imagination of art gives us an understanding of a world that is light-years away. A fascinating world of images that even astonishes astrophysicists.


"The universe has fascinated people and cultures ever since. To me as an artist the universe is an unlimited source of inspiration and countless surprises: the encounter with wondrous phenomena of light, a search for mysterious formations in space and the discovery of new colours and forms, new forms of life.“ Makis Warlamis

"Every creature, all of us, are part of the inconceivable universe. The fascinating images of Prof. Makis Warlamis, the staging, films and the sounds of the spheres unite us with this unknown world with which we are still familar deep inside.“ (B. Antoni, curator)


We would like to invite you to a short virtual tour through the exhibition:                         


The exhibition has been realized in collaboration with scientists from several fields of astrophysics and medical science (radiation physics, radiation biology and experimental physics).

  • Texts and talks by the renowned astrophysicist Prof. Heinz Oberhummer, speaker of the TV show ‚Science Busters.‘ Talks take place on May 16, 2015, covering the topic „The three big questions: Where do we come from? Where do we go? Are we alone?“ and September 19, 2015: „News from the universe"; Beginnings: 7 p.m.; Talk, subsequent discussion and buffet
  • Texts and a talk by Dr. Bernd Mößlacher, head of research and CEO of EBG MedAustron GmbH, centre for ion beam therapy (cancer therapy) and research in Wiener Neustadt (a city located south of Vienna). The talk was given in the context of the exhibition opening, March 21, 2015, 5 p.m.

Contributions by Dr. Bernd Mößlacher (CEO of EBG MedAustron GmbH); MedAustron, Centre for Ion Beam Therapy and Research