Cal­lum Morton
Sisy­phus

1st July 2017 – 16th September 2018
Art Centre Silkeborg Bad

Inter­na­tion­al­ly acclaimed artist, Cal­lum Mor­ton, devis­es a sculp­tur­al com­mis­sion for the Art Cen­tre Silke­borg Bad that draws on its rich his­to­ry as a health facil­i­ty, a refugee camp and a bunkered site of Nazi occu­pa­tion. Mor­ton cre­ates a series of out­door works that engage audi­ences in active, play­ful and open par­tic­i­pa­tion. Using spe­cial effects, sur­prise tac­tics and the ur-archi­tec­ture of the theme park and the tableaux his­to­rie, Mor­ton makes invis­i­ble his­to­ry emerge and come alive in a series of uncan­ny haunt­ings and con­tem­po­rary apparitions.

Known for his sculp­tur­al envi­ron­ments that play with archi­tec­ture, scale, the amuse­ment park aes­thet­ic and the unheim­lich flip, Mor­ton has cre­at­ed major projects at the Bien­nale de Venezia, Bien­nale of Syd­ney, Istan­bul Bien­nale and has been includ­ed in numer­ous inter­na­tion­al exhi­bi­tions in Europe, Asia, the USA and Australia.


This exhi­bi­tion is an Aarhus 2017 Com­mis­sion with Art Cen­tre Silke­borg Bad, pre­sent­ed by Art Cen­tre Silke­borg Bad


Sup­port­ed by the Obel Fam­i­ly Foun­da­tion and 15. Juni Foundation

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Cal­lum Morton

Sisy­phus, 2017
Aarhus 2017 Com­mis­sion with Art Cen­tre Silke­borg Bad
Pre­sent­ed by Art Cen­tre Silke­borg Bad
Curat­ed by: Juliana Engberg