Sculpture by the Sea Aarhus - Denmark
The internationally acclaimed sculpture exhibition, Sculpture by the Sea, returns to the Aarhus bay in 2013. The spectacular three-kilometer long coast line from Tangkrogen to Ballehage will transform into a giant sculpture park. An early estimate of 60 unique sculptures in various shapes, sizes and materials will be placed near the shore, in the water and at the forest’s edge.
The inaugural Sculpture by the Sea Aarhus – Denmark were major successes in 2009 as well as in 2011, attracting more than half a million visitors over a three-week period. 21 nations were represented by the exhibiting artists. The exhibition is a strong cross-cultural meeting between artists, their works and the public. ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in collaboration with the City of Aarhus, Godsbanen, Børnekulturhuset and David Handley, Founding Director of Sculpture by the Sea Australia, looks forward to present another fantastic exhibition with
sculptures beyond the confines often found in the art museums.
In 2011 Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary had once again agreed to be patrons of Sculpture by the Sea Aarhus - Denmark. It was Their Royal Highnesses who took the initiative to bring the spectacular exhibition to Aarhus the first time in 2009.
The Crown Prince and Princess experienced Sculpture by the Sea on the Bondi Beach near Sydney, Australia in the year 2000 and were deeply fascinated by the interplay between the sculptures and the coastline. This made Crown Prince Frederik contact Jens Erik Sørensen, Director of ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, who subsequently put a great effort into bringing Sculpture by the Sea to Aarhus.
Afterwards the idea was fully supported by the city of Aarhus and its mayor Nicolai Wammen and Sculpture by the Sea Aarhus - Denmark became a reality.
THE ONLY SCULPTURE BY THE SEA EXHIBITION OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA
Sculpture by the Sea is an Australian concept, and the
exhibition in Aarhus is thus far the only one outside Australia. Sculpture by the Sea is a creation of Founding Director, David Handley, and was revealed for the first time at Bondi Beach, Sydney in 1997 as a single day event. Since then the exhibition has evolved into large annual events at Bondi and Cottesloe with hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world.
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