Highlights from the collection
When you step into Ai Weiwei’s golden zodiac, you find beauty and perfection. But the sculptures also conceal a strong message about freedom.
Can bad taste be great art? Anselm Reyle wraps himself in lushness on the borderline between seductive bling and sophisticated beauty.
Erect, immobile and alone. What can Antony Gormley’s sculpture be on the lookout for?
Dare you look life and death in the face? Damien Hirst does, and he invites you watch with him. Beauty and decay go hand in hand in his art.
Elmgreen & Dragset
A boy on a rocking-horse waves a welcome on ARKEN’s forecourt. Elmgreen & Dragset’s equestrian statue pays tribute to play and fantasy rather than victory and power.
EVA STEEN CHRISTENSEN
Where do you come from? Perhaps you’ll get to know more about your own culture if you let the palm of your hand slide over the sandblasted pattern on Eva Steen Christensen’s marble sculpture.
On Grayson Perry’s modern life-journey from birth to death you meet Madonna with a Chanel bag. What do you have in your luggage?
Can you feel the weight of the light from above? Maybe you can if you raise your sights and look up at Lawrence Weiner’s textual picture at the entrance to ARKEN.
Have you ever swung your way through a molecule? You can in Olafur Eliasson’s outdoor sculpture, which mixes art with architecture and play.
Hello, perfect stranger, what are you doing here on my road? Øivind Nygård’s sculpture, which you meet on your way to ARKEN, invites you to stop and look around.
It has nothing to do with Jesus, even though they look like coffins. Instead try touching, sensing and playing with Peter Bonnén’s sculpture.
Strike a pose – with the object and the body as her material Sophia Kalkau explores themes like staging, identity and transformation.