We usually associate the term vertigo with the physical and sensory experience of being disoriented. It is a physical reaction to an external force that affects us, causing the world to blur and flicker before our eyes and making us lose our bearings.
International ongoing exhibitions
In Vertigo ARoS extend the concept to comprise a mental state that mirrors a world marked by the violent changes that we have all been experiencing in recent years. The digital society, pandemics and climate upheaval are all highly topical phenomena while, at the same time, rendering both the present and the future intangible and abstract
The exhibition presents five installation works by five prominent contemporary artists from different parts of the world. In addition to their visual qualities the works share a high degree of complexity, thus reflecting the contemporary world in which they were created. Without actually being political the works relate to society at large by pointing to the complexity of human existence, to name just an example.
Artists in Vertigo
Cao Fei (b.1978, China): Nova, 2019
Jeremy Shaw (b.1977, Canada): Phase Shifting Index, 2020
Julian Charrière (b.1987, Switzerland): Vertigo, 2021
Trisha Baga (b.1985, USA): Mollusca & The Pelvic Floor, 2018
Ann Lislegaard (b.1962, Denmark): Crystal World, 2006
Exhibition 09 April -
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