Take a tour of The Future section of the first ever ARoS Triennial. This new triennial, focus on depictions of nature throughout history and The Future section feature works by an impressive range of international artists including Doug Aitken, Katharina Grosse, Meg Webster and Alicja Kwade.
Highlights include a new site-specific work by Katarina Grosse and Concave Room for Bees, a major work by Meg Webster, constructed with fertile soil, grass, flowers and herbs, which displays the complex interactions of organic systems, highlighting pollinator decline, an urgent ecological crisis.
Rirkrit Tiravanija & Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müllers installation Do we dream under the same sky engages with the idea of an artistic utopia, offering an ecological and sustainable model for future artistic practice. Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) presents SKUM, a cloud-like pavilion made of inflatable material, illuminated by LED lights and blown up in only 7 minutes, creating a mobile structure which can function as a social space. Elmgreen and Dragset presents Cruising Pavilion, a park pavilion highlighting the relationship between urban life and natural spaces.
The Triennial is split into three sections: The Past, which will examine the Landscape and mans relation to nature viewed through the lens of art and the history of ideas; The Present, which will look at nature in the context of the modern city; and The Future, which will examine artistic responses to ecological change.
The Future features works by Doug Aitken, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Hans Rosenstrøm, Katharina Grosse, Rirkrit Tiravanija & Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller, Tue Greenfort, Anssi Pulkkinen og Taneli Rautiainen, Simon Starling, Max Hooper Schneider, Alicja Kwade, Henrik Menné, Pia Sirén, Rune Bosse, EB ITSO, Meg Webster and Superflex.
The ARoS Aarhus Art Museum was established in 1859. It is Denmark’s largest art collection outside of Copenhagen and is widely known for Your panorama rainbow by Olafur Eliasson. In 2015 the museum welcomed over 800,000 visitors. It owns a notable collection of Danish art that spans 300 years, with works from the Danish Golden Age, COBRA paintings, Neue Wilden from the 1980s, modernist pieces from the 1900s, abstract art and modern works by Miwa Yanagi, Carsten Höller, Tony Oursler, James Turrell, Bill Viola, Pipilotti Rist, Elmgreen & Dragset and more. The museum contains four large exhibition spaces and the ARoS Focus Gallery. Each gallery presents special exhibitions with national and international artists such as Grayson Perry, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joana Vasconcelos, Bill Viola, Olafur Eliasson, Paul McCarthy, and Shirin Neshat.
The curatorial team for the exhibition from the ARoS Art Museum include Erlend G. Høyersten, Founding Director of the Triennial; Lise Pennington, Senior Curator; Jakob Vengberg Sevel, Curator; Marie Nipper, External Curator; Anne Mette Thomsen, Senior Coordinator; and Ellen Drude Skeel Langvold, Coordinator.
The launch of the ARoS Triennial is one of the highlights of Aarhus’s year as European Capital of Culture 2017.
The ARoS Triennale | filmed by Out of Sync | Århus June 2017
Interview | Jesper Bundgaard
Camera and edit | Per Henriksen
Producer | Out of Sync
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