October 14 - December 30, 2017

EUROPATHY - “Europa Felix”

With reference to the exploratory travels of Niebuhr in the 18th century Arabia, a group of contemporary Danish artists turn the gaze towards the idea of a specific European communion. Their exploration aims to put our conception of Europe in perspective through various artistic media. A reverse gaze on our own part of the world is necessary in a time of great change, in order to raise the consciousness of a common identity and the more airy imaginations thereof. European identities are changing and difficult to decipher under the historical flight lines of the moment. The artists are looking into the cultural formation of identities as well as the historical watersheds, borders, traditions and stereotypes. The artists are: Jeanette Land Schou, Vicky Steptoe, Pernelle Maegaard, Nina Maria Kleivan, Nanna Gro Henningsen, Bodil Brems, Henriette Camilla Hansen and Karen Gabel Madsen. Read more

October 15 - December 30, 2017


Erik Nyholm (1911-1990) was more a painter than a ceramist, but the clay became his favorite medium. In the last 25 years of his life, he explored and challenged the clay and all the processes that precedes the finished ceramic work. His pottery adorns many public places both inside and out. And his big dishes, jars and reliefs are found in collectors in middle Jutland, where he lived and worked, and at many Danish art museums. Read more

Till end of the year, 2017


Callum Morton: "Sisyphus"
Callum Morton (AUS) creates new art work and installation for the outdoor area by the Art Centre Silkeborg Bad. He draws on the rich history of the site, and creates a situation of wonder for the visitors. At Sculpture Experiment Silkeborg audiences will meet his work, while strolling around in the beautiful park area. Though aesthetic means Morton creates contrast, tenseness and introduces themes which will surprise in the context. Part of the programme of European Capital of Culture Aarhus2017. Read more

– until destroyed by weather. SCULPTURE PARK

Nobody can step into the same river twice
- 99 clay vessels for Heraclitus

Ceramic artist Lise Seier Petersen (1952) work with and against the materials and forces of nature in this work of art. The clay for the 99 vessels is fired at different temperatures, creating different color effects. At the same time the art work is exposed for wind and weather in the Sculpture Park and will gradually be changing until it is completely destroyed. The piece was installed July 14, 2014. The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is godfather to the thesis that everything is changing. Read more