The future has never been so uncertain. Who better than artists to try to see more clearly? This is what the exhibition Tomorrow is the Question is proposing at ARoS Contemporary Art Museum in Denmark from 6 April to 4 August 2019. This exhibition is the fruit of a curatorial collaboration between ARoS and Luise Faurschou, director of ART 2030, the organisation that seeks to link art to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The starting point of the exhibition is therefore based on the 17 UN SDGs. It brings together already well-known works by recognised artists, who linked art and environment, social and political issues early on in their artistic careers: Olafur Eliasson, Tomas Saraceno, Julian Charriere, Mona Hatoum, and so forth. Is using the SDGs a good strategy for enabling artists to think about the future? These international goals, which divide global issues into 17 distinct domains, far removed from a cross-cutting and systemic approach, are they the right entry point for reflecting on the future at a time of increasingly interdependent global issues?
Alice Audouin and Lisa Toubas
Mona Hatoum. Hot Spot III, 2009. Installation: Fondazione Querini Stampalia Onlus, Venice. Foto / photo: Agostino Osio. © Mona Hatoum
Rirkrit Tiravanija, untitled 2015 (demain est la question), 2015, Photo : Florian Kleinefenn
From April 6 to August 4, 2019
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