EXCLUSIVE TO HEART
Presented by HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art
Piero Manzoni had the ‘Socle du Monde‘ forged in 1961, when he visited Herning for the second time, making the whole world his work of art. With a star-studded team of internationally recognised artists and curators, the 2017 biennale challenges Manzoni‘s boundary-pushing artistic universe in both a contemporary and a historical perspective. Manzoni‘s art, which deals with themes such as identity, spirit, body, space and time, is the starting point that binds together the entire biennale.
The Socle du Monde Biennale 2017 unfolds as a constellation of dialogues and polyphonies involving more than 60 artists, who challenge and discuss what art is in the spirit of Manzoni. The biennale is divided into seven chapters, each of which is arranged by a member of the international team of curators behind the biennale. Focusing on Piero Manzoni and Socle du Monde, a story is created that links individual exhibition concepts in a complex play between history and the present. The Socle du Monde Biennale was founded in 2002, and it is Denmark‘s oldest biennale for contemporary art.
PIERO MANZONI, YVES KLEIN, LUCIO FONTANA, HANS HAACKE, GÜNTHER LECKER, ILYA KABAKOV, YAYOI KUSAMA, WIM DELVOYE, RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA, KOEN VAN MECHELEN, CONRAD SHAWCROSS AND TOMAS SARACENO