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Installation View _Far _From _Home _ARo S Aarhus Kunstmuseum _Photo _Anders _Sune _Berg _O5A0985House, Doug Aitken, 2010. Photo: Anders Sune Berg

Far From Home

With focus firmly on the idea of home and the challenges faced by individuals in modern society , the exhibition asks the salient question – where is home?

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The exhibition is not about home in the physical sense of a residence furnished according to taste and social identity. On the contrary, it is about the feeling of being at home and everything that might prevent us from regarding a specific place as home. 

The selection and juxtaposition of works in Far From Home were made on the premise of the home as a physical place and the home as an interhuman and mental living room.

Installation View _Far _From _Home _ARo S Aarhus Kunstmuseum _Photo _Anders _Sune _Berg _O5A1194

Boy, Ron Mueck, 1999. Photo: Anders Sune Berg


Far From Home is the last exhibition in a trilogy based on the museum’s collection, intended to present alternative ideas as to how a museum can showcase and talk about relevant themes from our times through text, format, orchestration, and juxtaposition of works. The first exhibition, Out of the Darkness, 2014, thematised the structure and power of the great narratives, addressing the global challenges facing humanity. The second exhibition, No Man is an Island – The Satanic Verses, 2016, used the forceful political, economic, and cultural changes which Europe underwent at the time as a backdrop. Whereas the first exhibition was structured around a global perspective, the next had a specific geographical focus. Far From Home moves in with you – to the core of people’s mental sphere. From the global world to the individual’s experience of feeling at home in this world.

The closing date for Far From Home has not yet been decided.

The exhibition is inspired from an idea by Erlend G. Høyersten and is curated in collaboration with Erik Nørager Pedersen and Jakob Vengberg Sevel, both curators at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

Installation View _Far _From _Home _ARo S Aarhus Kunstmuseum _Photo _Anders _Sune _Berg _O5A1221-Pano

Prosjekt Gjerdeløa, 1980 – 2014, Marianne Heske. Foto: Anders Sune Berg

Installation View _Far _From _Home _ARo S Aarhus Kunstmuseum _Photo _Anders _Sune _Berg _O5A0931

The Expulsion from Number 8 Eden Close, Grayson Perry, 2012

LIST of works

  • FOS (Thomas Poulsen), Bells, 2017
  • Nick Theobald, Afterlife Care Package, 2016
  • Grayson Perry, The Expulsion from Number 8 Eden Close, 2012
  • Marianne Heske, Prosjekt Gjerdeløa, 1980 – 2014
  • Noelia Mora Solvez, Birds, 2018
  • Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Cinema (QM.15), 2016
  • Rune Bosse, Tempus circularis fagus sylvatica, 2016
  • Mikkel Carl, A Vague Nothing at the Intersection of Subject and Object, 2018
  • Weng Fen, On the Wall, 2004
  • Elmgreen & Dragset, Welcome, 2014
  • Ismar Cirkinagic, Herbarium, 2006-2016
  • Gardar Eide Einarsson, Untitles (Flagwaste), 2015
  • Jani Leinonen, Anything Helps, 2015
  • Doug Aitken, House, 2010
  • Ron Mueck, Boy, 1999
  • Cyprien Gaillard, KOE, 2015
  • Miwa Yanagi, Elevator Girls, House 1F, 1997
  • Morten Søndergaard, I’ll text you back later, 2017
  • Banaan Al-Nasser, Bab Al-Hara, 2018
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