In August ARKEN opens an exhibition of works from the museum’s collection gathered together around the theme "communities". Through a selection of contemporary works ARKEN zooms in and out around our ideas of what the concept of ‘community’ covers. What the concept means is that several people have something particular in common, and this is often associated with the idea of shared viewpoints and mutual solidarity. Do we still believe in community? And can the hypermodern individual find calm in close communities and solidarity – or are our relations typified by distance while we are busy flashing an energetic, infallible identity on Facebook and Twitter?
How do we share the world? Is it our capacity to enter into binding social relations that makes us human? And what about art? Do many artworks only arise through social relations or interaction? When we sense ourselves and others sensing the work?
The exhibition All together now.... Works from ARKEN’s collection is ARKEN’s contribution to the Copenhagen Art Festival. The exhibition takes the pulse of communities and asks questions about the challenges, conditions and opportunities that exist for communities today.