Heartland’s art exhibition aims to show our guests that contemporary art is relevant for everyone. The exhibition consists of different experiences and artworks that blend in and mix with the festival’s surroundings and visitors. All over Egeskov, you can experience the art as an integrated part of the different functions of the festival; as a surprising element, and as something you can take part in yourself.
All works presented at Heartland wish to trigger new thoughts and challenge you socially, culturally, existentially or politically.
Heartland has previously presented large art experiences such as It’s Urgent! created by the internationally acknowledged artist Hans Ulrich Obrist in collaboration with Kunsthal Charlottenborg. The exhibition showed large billboards of artists such as Etel Adnan (LB/USA), Tania Bruguera (CU), Tony Cokes (USA), Hans Haacke (DE, Precious Okoyomon (UK), Rirkri Tiravanija (AR/TH) and Sophia Al-Maria (Qatar/USA). David Shirgley’s 16,3 meter high artwork, Swan Thing, is another example of one of the enormous artworks that have been exhibited in the moat in front of Egeskov Castle.
Atrium is Heartland’s art pavilion and –scene created by the Danish art duo AVPD. With its open and sharp architectural format, it sets the stage for the festival’s art exhibition. Here the audience can enter and become a part of the art. Among previously presented works we find the Virtual Reality work Peperit 2.0 by the Danish artist Sophie Hjerl. Atrium also hosts daily performances presented under the festival’s new project, Art & Audience. Here the central concepts are inclusion and interaction.