Opening: Excavating Contemporary Archaeology and The Funder Pumpjack

Free entry

Kunsthal Aarhus invites you to the opening of Excavating Contemporary Archaeology – an exhibition about our common European cultural heritage as interpreted by eight contemporary artists:
Sven Augustijnen (1970, BE), Sammy Baloji (1978, CD), Haris Epaminonda (1980, CY), Aziz Hazara (1992, AF), Cristina Lucas (1973, ES), Hwayeon Nam (1979, KOR) Amalie Smith (1985, DK) and Francisco Tropa (1968, PT).

Acting like archaeologists undertaking field work, the artists have extracted, selected and evaluated what they believe is worth saving for those who will come after us. Among the recurring themes we find issues associated with the preservation of objects, time, images and culture.
In the exhibition visitors will find a wide range of works, including video works, silkscreen prints, photographs, copper cartridges used for plants, and a stack of newspapers.

The same day, we present the new sculpture of Jonas Michael Frederiksen, The Funder Pumpjack.

Programme: 05-07 pm

05:00 pm – Free guided tour
05:30 pm – Free guided tour

Since the 16th Century bubbly drinks have made their impact on our collective memory, this Friday you can get your in the bar at Café Kunsthal.

Free entry

The exhibition is open from 2 pm.

Still from Eyes in the Sky, 2020, Aziz Hazara. Courtesy Aziz Hazara
Still from Eyes in the Sky, 2020, Aziz Hazara. Courtesy Aziz Hazara