Vester Allé 7

ARoS Triennial, 2017

Aarhus, Denmark
3 June – 30 July 2017

THE GARDEN – End of Times; Beginning of Times

Sited adjacent to the ARoS Kunstmuseum in Aarhus, Denmark, the artists have seeded and grown the 18m tall gable-end wall of the residential building, theseventh large-scale living exterior work in this series to date. Here, they intercept perceptions of place and landscape to provoke new associations around the political use of gable walls for murals, activist interventions and advertising slogans.

As a temporal landmark, their artwork presents a shifting canvas of life. Seed, clay, light and water provide the raw materials. It exposes the fragility of the plant to the elements – the seedling grass is never cut. It remains the first shoot – tender, tactile and vulnerable. The ensuing growth is like an unfolding drama as it moves from a state of life-enhancing germination towards inevitable demise.

“ARoS Triennial The Garden – End of Times, Beginning of Times thematises man’s coexistence with and view on nature, indicating how varying world views (religious, political, ideological, cultural, or scientific) have had an impact on how nature has been represented in art through the ages.

The Triennial consists of three sections (The Past, The Present, and The Future), which provide the structural framework of the exhibition. The Past examines the landscape and man’s relationship with nature from the perspective of art and the history of ideas, The Present looks at nature in a modern urban context, and The Future explores the artistic reaction to environmental changes.”

The Past (at ARoS): 8 April until 10 September 2017
The Present (in the city): 3 June until 30 July 2017
The Future (by the coast): 3 June until 30 July 2017

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