Kunsthal Aarhus Skulpturpark
FOS, Henriette Heise, Jillian Mayer, Jimmie Durham, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Sophia Ionnaou Gjerding, Uffe Isolotto, Willy Ørskov. Jonas Frederiksen

Marking the 2017 centenary of Kunsthal Aarhus, the park surrounding Kunsthal Aarhus has been transformed into a sculpture park with works by Danish and international artists. Works are continuously added to Kunsthal Aarhus Skulpturpark, which in turn makes it possible for passers-by to experience and perceive art at all hours of the day.

Current

Kunsthal Aarhus' monumental work Spaceframe Complex opened its portals for the public in November 2020 .

The artwork Hypernormalization by artist FOS functions as entry portal to Kunsthal Aarhus Skulpturpark. His works often show how are our lives are shaped by ideas

When Kunsthal Aarhus celebrated its centenary in 2017, the park surrounding the old art building was officially inaugurated as a sculpture park. As part of the celebrations, brothers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec designed a series of seating installations collectively titled OUI.

Sort Granit fra Congo (EN: Black Granite from Congo) was created by the Aarhus-based artist Willy Ørskov in 1977.

Jimmie Durham’s monumental sculpture Pagliaccio non son (EN: I am no Clown) in Kunsthal Aarhus Skulpturpark is a vast mahogany log from Congo originally imported to Germany to end up as veneer in exclusive yachts – but now it has been given new life as a sculpture.

Henriette Heise’s flat planet has landed in Kunsthal Aarhus Skulpturpark. Settled into the grass between the main building and the two white globes that mark the original entrance to the art institution, The Flanet lurks, grounded and brought low.

The flag in Kunsthal Aarhus Skulpturpark, Rebreather: The wind as a drunk, is shaped like a windsock

Slumpies by Jillian Mayer is a series of colourful sculptures placed by the old entry to Kunsthal Aarhus

Funder Pumpen (EN: The Funder Pumpjack) is a considerable, hand painted billboard showing a large pumpjack adorned with writing in a sporty style. The sign is an advertisement for the sculpture Funder Pumpen, which is Jonas Frederiksen’s proposal for a landmark in Funder, a suburb to Silkeborg.

Upcoming

In the flagpole at Kunsthal Aarhus flew a banner created by artist Henrik Plenge Jakobsen in 2019: Stripes and Stripes

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FOS, Hypernormalization, 2018. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal / Kunsthal Aarhus, 2019
FOS, Hypernormalization, 2018. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal / Kunsthal Aarhus, 2019
Willy Ørskov, Sort Granit fra Congo, 1977. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal / Kunsthal Aarhus, 2019
Willy Ørskov, Sort Granit fra Congo, 1977. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal / Kunsthal Aarhus, 2019
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, OUI, 2017. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal / Kunsthal Aarhus, 2019
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, OUI, 2017. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal / Kunsthal Aarhus, 2019
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, OUI, 2017. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal / Kunsthal Aarhus, 2019
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, OUI, 2017. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal / Kunsthal Aarhus, 2019
Jimmie Durham, Pagliaccio non son, 2011. Photo: Malte Riis / Kunsthal Aarhus, 2019
Jimmie Durham, Pagliaccio non son, 2011. Photo: Malte Riis / Kunsthal Aarhus, 2019
Henriette Heise, The Flanet, 2019. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal / Kunsthal Aarhus, 2019
Henriette Heise, The Flanet, 2019. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal / Kunsthal Aarhus, 2019
Sophia Ioannou Gjerding, Rebreather: The wind as a drunk. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal / Kunsthal Aarhus, 2020.
Sophia Ioannou Gjerding, Rebreather: The wind as a drunk. Photo: Mikkel Kaldal / Kunsthal Aarhus, 2020.