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ARoS on Fire

ARoS on Fire : Burning the Roots of Western Culture
ÅRHUS  •  ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum  •  Ongoing

ARoS on Fire is part of Diaz and Hilden ’s international Exhibition City on Fire, which, throughout 2007, will include the artistic “burnings” of Coliseum in Rome and the Louvre in Paris .

Diaz and Hiilden: ARoS on Fire
ARoS  on Fire
Photo courtesy of ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum 

With the slogan “Burning the roots of Western culture” City on Fire seeks to create a cultural dialogue about the destructive forces inherent in Western civilization. Using video projections of fire on cultural institutions and monuments, the project encourages the spectator to reflect on the cultural roots of the Western world. According to the organizers, the video projections are symbolic burnings of these cultural roots, a purifying process of our past and our cultural inheritance that inspires self-reflection on our history and our destructive present.  Using the element fire, Diaz and Hilden draw attention to the destruction the Western world is causing at political hot spots around the world - a destructive behaviour that will eventually turn against us.

With the specific burning of ARoS, Diaz and Hilden aim to force the public to reflect upon fire and its most destructive form, war.

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum Web Site

Contact: Aros Allé 2
DK-8000 Århus C
Tel: (45) 87 30 66 00

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