AROS TRIENNIAL, THE GARDEN, END OF TIMES, BEGINNING OF TIMES
3 JUNE – 30 JULY 2017
The opening of The Present and The Future completes a five-kilometer art zone and the most ambitious exhibition in the history of ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
The Garden - End of Times, Beginning of Times. The Present and The Future will introduce visitors to more than 30 works by Danish and international contemporary artists. Major names include Fujiko Nakaya, Doug Aitken, Alicja Kwade, Tomás Saraceno, Katharina Grosse, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Simon Starling, Tacita Dean, Yto Barrada, Elmgreen & Dragset og Superflex, and 24 of the works were created especially for the Triennial.
In April, the first part of the ARoS Triennial, The Past, opened at the museum and is already drawing large numbers of visitors. The opening of the second and third part now completes the Triennial. ARoS will be repeating this event every three years, a lasting ‘footprint’ from the Aarhus Capital of Culture year. At the same time, we’ll be introducing a wholly new cultural institution which has been lacking in Denmark for some time, says Erlend G. Høyersten, museum director, ARoS.
ABOUT THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE
The Present and The Future will take place on the roof of ARoS, in the heart of Aarhus, at the Natural History Museum, Aarhus, in the park Mindeparken, in the street M.P. Bruuns Gade, at the local nightclub Shen Mao, in several warehouses in the city’s industrial harbour, and along a coastal stretch from Tangkrogen to Ballehage.
- With site-specific installations, The Present and The Future will create a variety of takes on the garden and nature as contradictory places characterised by complex cultural differences. Common to all the artists taking part is their approach to the garden as materiality and mythology with symbolic and historical siginificance and changeability, says Marie Nipper, external curator of The Present and The Future.