The Call of the Mountains

2018 -2019

Mountains: homes of the gods, habitats of extremes, the ultimate challenge for adventurers and conquerors, refuges for mystics and monks, places of longing for hikers, romantics and nature lovers.

The title of the current exhibition that opened on 16th March 2018 at the Gasometer Oberhausen is "The Call of the Mountains". It shows the many different facets of mountains and tells of the eternal fascination that these imposing landscapes exert on people at bleak heights where the air is thin. The exhibition invites visitors to participate in the legendary first ascents of the world's most famous peaks with their resounding triumphs and dramatic defeats. And it tells of the thousands of years of human veneration: for mountains have always been places of religious worship, refuge and secluded reflection, full of myths and mystery.


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