Human x Nature x Technology – How do I connect with the world?
The exhibition CONNECT ME focuses on our connections with the world. In a time of climate crisis, growing inequality, insecurity and loneliness, there is a need for new ways of connecting. Through the works on display, the exhibition explores how connections define who we are: Am I nature? Am I relationships? Am I technology?
Throughout most of history and across cultures, we humans have regarded ourselves as special: as superior to animals, nature and all material things. CONNECT ME takes its point of departure in the premise that everything is connected and that everything mutually influences everything else.
In the wake of years of isolation and uncertainty, our connection to nature, technology and each other has changed. CONNECT ME invites us to pause and take stock of our personal relationships with the world. What is a relationship? How does a relationship between a person and a ‘thing’ arise? And what does it mean to feel connected?
The exhibition extends across 1,200 square metres of floor space encompassing four rooms at the museum, presenting Danish and international contemporary artists:
Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens / USA
Astrid Mynkekær / Denmark
Camilla Reyman / Denmark
Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm / Denmark
Dorota Grabkowska / Poland
Eija-Liisa Ahtila / Finland
FOO/SKOU / Denmark
Jamie Diamond / USA
Lauren Lee McCarthy & Kyle McDonald / USA
Lilla LoCurto & Bill Outcault / Venezuela, USA
Lisa Park / South Korea
Mathias Bengtsson / Denmark
Memo Akten / Tyrkey
Olafur Eliasson / Iceland/ Denmark
Raquel Kogan & Rejane Cantoni / Brazil
Wong Ping / China
Yushi Li / China
CONNECT ME is Trapholt’s third exhibition to revolve around themes of identity and the personal worldview. The first in the series was EAT ME in 2017, followed by SENSE ME in 2019.
The exhibition is supported by: 15 Juni Fonden, The A.P Møller Foundation, The Augustinus Foundation, The Knud Højgaard Foundation, The Region of Southern Denmark and The Sydbank Foundation.
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