artists & participants
press release only in german
No finishing date for the exhibition No Man Is an Island – The Satanic Verses has yet been set.
Boy in cramped conditions, Bjørn Nørgaard’s Hesteofringen (The Horse Sacrifice) in new set-up, and a Lamborghini whose paintwork you are allowed to scratch. New exhibition at ARoS featuring works from the collection wants to direct focus on contemporary society and challenge our ideas about Europe.
The exhibition No Man Is an Island – The Satanic Verses presents works from the ARoS collection as well as a series of distinctive works on loan. The exhibition features carefully selected installations by a number of international artists. No Man Is an Island – The Satanic Verses may be seen as a follow-up to Out of the Darkness, which was the first exhibition curated by Erlend G. Høyersten, museum director.
Aspects highlighted include people’s right to differ, Europe on the move, and how our view of humanity and sets of values – as individuals and as groups – are being challenged. While these themes are directly reflected in the exhibition title, the latter also alludes to literature and Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, now a symbol of the clash between free thinking and orthodoxy.
THE GALLERY AND THE ARTISTS
The scenography in the gallery has been toned down, allowing the individual work to unfold and to interact with other works. The exhibition will feature works by e.g. Ron Mueck, Tony Matelli, Bjørn Nørgaard, Andy Warhol, Shirin Neshat, Edward Kienholz, Rose Eken, and selected young artists, who have shown in the series ARoS FOCUS//NEW NORDIC during the past two years.
List of artists and works:
Edward Kienholz (1927 – 1994), Sawdy nr. 46, 1971 Gardar Eide Einarsson (1976), Untitled (Flagwaste), 2015 E.B. Itso (1977), Clandestine Boat Cemetery, 2015 Jani Leinonen (1978), Beggars’ Signs, 2009-2015 Shirin Neshat (1957), Zarin, 2005 (20:30 min.) Elmgreen & Dragset (1961, 1969), Welcome, 2014 Ron Mueck (1958), Boy, 1999 Hanne Nielsen & Birgit Johnsen (1959, 1958), Camp Kitchen, 2014 Rose Eken (1976), Tableau, 2015 Bjørn Nørgaard (1947), Hesteofringen, 1970 Tony Matelli (1971), Fucked (Couple), 2005 Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) Electric Chair, 1971 Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987), Marilyn, 1964 Leonard Rickhard (1945) Scene etter solnedgang, 2008-09 Superflex, Bankrupt Banks, August 23, 2013, 2013 Dolk (1979), Low Key, 2016 Tracey Moffat, (1960), Revolution, 2008 Nick Theobald (1986), Nothing Left to Offer, 2014 Thorbjørn Lausten, (1945), Lysskulptur uden titel, 1985 Gilbert & George (1943, 1942), Resting, 1991 Wes Lang (1971), This Noble One, 2014
The exhibition was conceived after an idea by Erlend G. Høyersten and is co-curated by Erik Nørager Pedersen and Pernille Taagaard Dinesen.