“The Rhythm of Life” is an incredible exhibition offering an amazing opportunity to understand our anatomy, our health, and to gain a new appreciation for what it means to be human.
“Body Worlds” is a massive international endeavor that, since 1995, has mounted exhibitions all over the world and has drawn over 53 million visitors. The commercialization of full body plastinates as realized by Dr. Gunther von Hagens’ groundbreaking method of halting decomposition and preserving the body after death for medical study is a polarizing topic that has generated scores of articles, commentaries, critiques, and accolades. The striking whole-body plastinates allow visitors to see inside the staggeringly complex and interconnected network of muscles, tendons and blood vessels that make up our bodies. “Body Worlds – The Rhythm of Life” will be on view at “Die Bale” event center in Innsbruck from June 09 until October 15, 2023. It was uniquely curated by Dr. Angelina Whalley to show the fragility and strength of the human body. The extraordinary real specimens demonstrate the complexity, resilience and vulnerability of the human body. The exhibition presents the body in health and distress, its vulnerabilities and potential, and many of the challenges the human body faces as it navigates the 21st Century. By juxtaposing healthy and diseased organs, the exhibition also encourages healthy lifestyle choices.
Visitors will marvel at the life processes that are captured in the exhibition and will leave with a new appreciation of the power we have to keep our bodies healthy. Specimens on display stem from the Heidelberg Institute for Plastination’s body donation program and are preserved through plastination, a remarkable scientific process invented by pioneering anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens’ in 1977.
“Body Worlds” is a massive international endeavor that, since 1995, has mounted exhibitions all over the world and has drawn over 53…