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ARoS Aarhus Art Museum Announces the First ARoS Triennial

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The ARoS Art Museum announces the first ARoS Triennial, a new international contemporary art exhibition that will be presented every three years in Aarhus, Denmark.

Taking place from June 3 to July 30, 2017, the launch of the ARoS Triennial will be one of the highlights of Aarhus’s year as European Capital of Culture 2017. Led by Erlend G. Høyersten, Director of ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, the first Triennial, entitled “THE GARDEN – End of Times; Beginning of Times”, will explore how man has depicted and altered nature according to his view of the world.

The first ARoS Triennial will be the largest exhibition staged by the museum and within the city of Aarhus to date. Spread over several venues around the city, including the two main gallery spaces at the ARoS Art Museum and along 4km of coastline surrounding the city, the Triennial will feature work by a range internationally recognised artists.

Covering the past 400 years, the Triennial will be staged in three sections: The Past, The Present and The Future, and will reflect on man’s perception of nature according to philosophical, religious and political changes. The exhibition will explore how, throughout history, the garden has been viewed as a place to carry out scientific studies, an oasis for solitary reflection or a place of entertainment. In our culture, the garden is a meeting place between civilisation and nature; a meditative place caught between two worlds. The garden meets various needs in different cultural contexts and is therefore the perfect image of diversity that makes up our world.

The curatorial team for the exhibition from the ARoS Art Museum will 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.


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