Selected artworks from the ARKEN collection explore the relationship between Nature, mankind, spirituality and mythology
23 June 2018 to 13 January 2019
Humanity’s relationship with nature is full of contrasts. When we look at starry skies at night, taking in the infinite immensity of nature, we feel an affinity with the cosmos. Nevertheless, we often observe landscapes through digital, manipulating filters. We cause climate changes so that icebergs melt and plant species go extinct. And while human imprints and debris appear everywhere in the landscapes, mythological and spiritual undercurrents make themselves felt, nourished by a new search for harmony and connection between man and nature. Human nature is a realm of contrasts.
Starry Nights presents works from the ARKEN collection. The depictions of nature found in these works all reflect humanity’s actions, ideas, longings or fears.
Starry Nights presents works by Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967), Cyprien Gaillard (b. 1980), Mads Gamdrup (b. 1967), Jeppe Hein (b. 1974), Marie Kølbæk Iversen (b. 1981), Per Kirkeby (1957-2018), Thorbjørn Lausten (b. 1845), Kirsten Ortwed (b. 1948), Finn Naur Petersen (b. 1954), Lea Porsager (b. 1981), Erik Steffensen (b. 1961), Alexander Tovborg (b. 1983) og Clare Woods (b. 1972).
Harmony meets chaos, smooth surfaces meet tactile depths, the artificial meets the organic, the eternal meets the ephemeral
CANDICE BREITZ - LOVE STORY
Candice Breitz’s urgent video installation Love Story interrogates the conditions under which empathy is produced. Whose stories are we willing to hear, and how must stories be packaged before we can feel them?
COMING UP: VAN GOGH
Vincent van Gogh is coming to ARKEN in a wide-ranging exhibition about art, man, nature and faith.
J.F. WILLUMSEN - COLOURS & FRAMES
The Danish artist J.F. Willumsen bombards your senses with color and cinematic narratives.
Entrance is free to the café, where you can enjoy delicious meals, maritime architecture and a stunning sea view.