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Katharina Grosse   Colorizing Nature

Katharina Grosse spreads pink paint across the Danish coastline.

In June 2017, artist Katharina Grosse transformed a piece of Danish coastline into a monumental, sublime artwork using a specialized technique to spray brightly pink acrylic colored paint directly onto nature.

In this exclusive interview Katharina Grosse talks about her work "Untitled", which is part of the inaugural ARoS Triennial in Denmark.

Katharina Grosse was born in 1961 in Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany.
She studied at the art academies in Münster and Dusseldorf, taught at the Art Academy Berlin-Weissensee from 2000 to 2010, and has been a professor of painting at the Dusseldorf Art Academy since 2010.
Grosse lives and works in Berlin.

The ARoS 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.


Katharina Grosse | filmed by Out of Sync | Århus June 2017
Interview | Jesper Bundgaard
Camera and edit | Per Henriksen
Producer | Out of Sync

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