The Garden

MEGA EVENT AND INAUGURAL TRIENNIAL
Presented by ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

The ARoS Art Museum stages its inaugural ARoS Triennial, THE GARDEN – End of Times; Beginning of Times. The theme, explored in 3 iterations, will reflect upon humanity’s depictions and alterations of nature. THE GARDEN will be the largest exhibition staged by the museum and within the city of Aarhus. Spread over several venues around the city, including the two main gallery spaces at ARoS and along 4 km of coastline surrounding the city, the Triennial will feature work by a range of international artists.

The PAST will explore the landscape tradition and depiction of nature viewed through the lens of art and the history of ideas, presented at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum. The basis of the exhibition will be the Baroque garden architecture of the mid-1600s, as well as German Romanticism in the early 1800s, the breakthrough of Modernism at the beginning of the 20th century and Land Art of the 1960s.

The PRESENT will take place across the city of Aarhus and will focus on current artistic investigations into nature’s status in society and its role in the new global situation characterised by massive demographic changes, diaspora, immigration, and the movement of global capital.

The FUTURE will be presented along 4 km of coast as a series of outdoor installations. It will unravel the new challenges faced by man on the threshold of the anthropocene age, an era that punctures our nostalgic picture of man’s special relationship to nature, with nature as a passive Romantic entity.

THE PAST
DATE
8th April – 10th September

VENUE
ARoS Art Museum, Aarhus

AUDIENCE
Everyone

THE PRESENT & THE FUTURE
DATE
3rd June – 30th July

VENUE
Aarhus City / Aarhus Harbour

AUDIENCE
Everyone