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.
"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 significance and changeability, says Marie Nipper, external curator of "The Present and The Future".