Subterranean

2 April – 21 August 2022
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Complex groups of interrelated ruined arches supporting beams and ropes, c. 1750, National Gallery of Denmark. Amos Rex
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Complex groups of interrelated ruined arches supporting beams and ropes, c. 1750. National Gallery of Denmark.

The Subterranean – can be enigmatic, frightening, alluring, mysterious and full of resources that we humans need. It is central to numerous religious perceptions of Death and Life, and to literature and art the underworld has provided an abundance of material for the invention of myths, stories and images. The exhibition brings forth these perceptions and uncharted worlds that are explored through the works of contemporary and historic works of artists.

The group exhibition Subterranean brings together hundreds of works by nearly sixty artists spanning from painting, and sculpture to video, installation art and performance. Combining contemporary and historic works, the exhibition takes us into the caves and cavities of geology, to the Death realms of mythology, down the rabbit holes of literature as well as into the exploitation of the earth under our feet.

The exhibition is curated by Pontus Kyander and Anastasia Isakova.