15.Jun.2018 - 14.Oct.2018
  • Exhibition

iwillmedievalfutureyou6

Abu Bakarr Mansaray (SL)

Albrecht Dürer (DE)

Ali Akbar Sadeghi (IR)

Aniara Omann (DK)

Bogosi Sekhukhuni (ZA)

Cécile B. Evans (US)

Che Go Eun (KR)

Chris Kraus (US)

Fernando Corona (MX)

Jeremy Blake (US)

Kang Jungsuck (KR)

Lynn Herhman Leeson (US)

Mark von Schlegell (US)

Michel Houllebecq (FR)

Nathaniel Mellors (UK)

Peter Wächtler (DE)

Rachel Armstrong (UK)

Rolf Nowotny (DK)

Sergej Parajanov (AM)

Sophie Podolski (BE)

Kunsthal Aarhus presents the third edition in a series of group exhibitions portraying journeys through time and place. The exhibition contains works by 20 Danish and international artists such as Michel Houllebecq, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Nathaniel Mellors, Rolf Nowotny and Albrecht Dürer.

The cryptic title iwillmedievalfutureyou6 dissolves time, pointing back and ahead at the same time. The artists present absurd and dystopian depictions of our current era, and through these works the exhibition aims to reflect the primitive aspect of our present day and our potential future. The works portray journeys through time and place – travelling back as well as ahead. The exhibition can be seen as an epic tale of the future, displaying our dreams, our fantasies and how they fracture, fissure and fuse.

Time changes all the time. The future is often in fact plural, ‘futures’, taking place on several different levels. Futurologist Alvin Toffler, author of the classic books Future Shock and The Third Wave, describes the future in these terms: ‘The future always comes too fast and in the wrong order’.

We are challenged by our own evolutionary euphoria, but not yet aware of the consequences of the progress we orchestrate. This exhibition will seek to insert a wedge in the relationship between man and all that is a natural occurence of, existing in, or produced by nature. And man versus man. #4ever

The accompanying catalogue includes essays and drawings by Chris Kraus, Fernando Corona, Rachel Armstrong and Marc von Schlegell.

Participants:
Abu Bakarr Mansaray (SL), Albrecht Dürer (DE), Ali Akbar Sadeghi (IR), Aniara Omann (DK), Bogosi Sekhukhuni (ZA), Cécile B. Evans (US), Che Go Eun (KR), Chris Kraus (US), Fernando Corona (MX), Jeremy Blake (US), Jungsuck Kang (KR), Lynn Hershman Leeson (US), Mark von Schlegell (US), Michel Houellebecq (FR), Nathaniel Mellors (UK), Peter Wächtler (DE), Rachel Armstrong (UK), Rolf Nowotny (DK), Sergei Parajanov (AM) og Sophie Podolski (BE)

Exhibition period: 15 June 2018 – 23 September 2018
Opening: 15 June, 5pm

Supported by Statens Kunstfond, Aarhus Kommune, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Arts Council Korea. Thanks to Naturhistorisk Museum, Aarhus, and Akvastabil

Image: Aniara Omann, Final Incarnation, 2016. Courtesy the artist.  Photo: Malcolm Cochrane

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