The fall break is full of fantastic Aarhus 2017 experiences. See an overview of the many exciting events in Aarhus below:
Edda Oct. 14 - Oct. 20
Experience one of the Year of Culture’s absolute highlights. We know the Norse mythology with Odin and Thor, Loke and Balder, the Midgard Serpent and the Prophecy of the Völva. Now a major league of theatre talents bring the 800 year old Edda poems to life in a spectacular musical play. EDDA is created by Robert Wilson, one of the world’s greatest living visual theatre geniuses.
New Danish Modern Oct. 13 - Oct. 21
Demark is design! The New Danish Modern exhibition gives an historical perspective on Danish Design and creates a platform for the celebration of present and future design.
cOPERAtion: Agony - An Eating Opera Oct. 20 - Oct. 27
AGONY is an opera-mad poem, a delicate, thoughtful and cross-border work by composer Line Tjørnhøj where the audience is invited to dinner. Dramaturgy follows the feast of its rhythm, and the text is an allegory of modern man’s existence in the shadow of looming disasters.
Foodfilm Festival Oct. 12 - Oct. 18
A broad and experimental film programme with workshops, debates and unique food events will take the audience on a sensory journey through film, food and the different cultures of this wondrous world.
Aalheiur S. Eysteinsdottir Residency Oct. 20 - Oct. 28
Over the last 20 years, Aðalheiður S Eysteinsdóttir has built wooden sculptures about people, personality and respect for life. During her residency at non-space, she will create an involving art installation about movement, life and sustenance in collaboration with local blacksmith and architect Mads Hvidkjær Binderup.
Fresh Eyes Oct. 12 - Oct. 29
FRESH EYES – International Artists Rethink Aarhus offers a unique urban exhibition, showing Aarhus from hitherto unknown sides. Galleri Image and the Aarhus Centre for Literature in collaboration have invited internationally recognised photographers and writers from Europe, Asia and Africa to rethink’ the city creatively in text and image.
Aarhus Hjerte: Heart Space II Until Oct. 29
The Exhibition is site specific and its title ‘HeartSpace’ has its take off in our close relationship to the heart both physically and symbolically. The heart and its spaces is examined trough out the exhibitions different ‘chapters’ and the visitor is taken on a spacious and visual journey, that opens up to a magnitude of heart-expressions and heat-visions which allows the spectator to reflect, be surprised or even mirrored.
Song Dong Collaborations Until Oct. 29
Alongside his exhibition and the public performance, 'Eating the City', Song Dong will develop his public art commission – an architectural installation entitled ‘The Centre of the World’, located in the garden of Kunsthal Aarhus. The new public artwork, based on the essential concept of a Chinese Temple, aims to provide an architectural platform for civic participation at the centre of the city, and thus, according to the artist, position Aarhus at the centre of the world.
Image Storm: The Women's Museum Until Dec. 30
Images can provoke, challenge taboos, be censored – and images can be destroyed. This is called Iconoclasm. Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Image Storm will examine how and why certain images were outlawed, destroyed or made taboo because of their religious, political, sexual or ethnic content.
The Presence of Absence - Until Jan. 7.
Visitors will have the opportunity to experience personal and religious narratives through items and artworks from both Cyprus and Denmark. They are all interpretations of the importance of the deceased in our lives. What do the body of the deceased, the rituals and the narratives mean to us?
Rethink Urban Habitats: Habitat: Aarhus - Until Oct. 22.
Habitat:Aarhus is a large outdoor photo exhibition about nature in the city of Aarhus. The exhibition is made up of 100 great photos, which will open the eyes of the audience to the vast amount of life that lives everywhere in Aarhus. Bumblebees and hoverflies in the city parks, flowers growing up through the pavement and gulls at the harbor.
Imaginaria - Until Oct. 22
In liaison to Aarhus Cultural Capital 2017, NOVAM ARTEM presents IMAGINARIA, a street installation in 2 locations in the city center of Aarhus. The exhibition is to be found in the streets of Aarhus, at the Cityhall Square and in Posthussmøgen, procuring the debut of the arts in eye level with the population.
Experience this all fall:
The Ovartaci Museum will open by exhibiting samples of works from its art collection at companies and institutions in The Business Park. Large scale iconic and visionary figures by Ovartaci will rise as landmarks. Guided tours will be conducted over several months and concentrated over specific weekends.
The Aarhus Story
The Aarhus Story allows the audience to time travel through the history of Aarhus from its Viking beginnings to its contemporary situation. Aarhus residents, their guests and tourists visiting the city can get an overview of its history and also an understanding of the special features that have made Aarhus the city it is today.
Ronan og Erwan Bouroullec: Oui
At Kunsthal Aarhus Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec will present a series of new outdoor sitting installations co-produced with Kvadrat. They will function as meeting places in the park of Kunsthal Aarhus.
The Jewellery Box
Den Gamle By presents an extraordinary exhibition of 20th century Danish silver jewellery selected from 950 items in the unique Marion and Jörg Schwandt collection. The exhibition provides a comprehensive picture of the national and international trends of the 20th century that influenced the art of Danish jewellers and helped make Denmark and Danish applied arts famous across the world.
What does gender denote in our society? Why do I play with cars instead of dolls? What does it mean to be transgender? What is normality? What is gender neutral? How do I feel about my body? What is gender equality?
NB: always remember to check the varying opening hours for each individual event.