Far From Home

1 Dec 2018 – 28 Nov 2021

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 21:00
10:00 – 21:00
00:51 – 21:00
10:00 – 21:00

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

Aarhus, Denmark


Travel Information

  • 3, 7, 14 and 18 stop at 'Mølleparken'. 11 and 58 stop at 'Hans Hartwig Seedorffs Stræde'. From the bus stops there is a short walk to ARoS. Just follow the rainbow.
  • From the central train station in Aarhus the museum is located a short 10 minute walk away

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With focus firmly on the idea of home and the challenges faced by individuals in modern society, the exhibition asks the salient question – where is home?


A presentation of the museum’s collection of contemporary art. How should we, in global times epitomised by being on the move and existing in a world with endless opportunities, construe the idea of home? Why does it remain a fundamental part of the human psyche and self-image? 

The exhibition is not about home in the physical sense of a residence furnished according to taste and social identity. On the contrary, it is about the feeling of being at home and everything that might prevent us from regarding a specific place as home. 

- The exhibition presents the home as a mental and philosophical entity, bringing into focus identity, mobility, loneliness, and fellowship. The exhibition is powerful with a hint of wistful sadness, addressing the way an individual’s psychology copes in a modern changing world, says Erlend G. Høyersten, museum director, ARoS.

The selection and juxtaposition of works in Far From Home were made on the premise of the home as a physical place and the home as an interhuman and mental living room. 

- There will be an opportunity for visitors to take an active part in Far From Home and to stroll through a poetic narrative which will touch them and elicit a reflection on the concept of home in this day and age, concludes Erlend G. Høyersten. 

Far From Home is the last exhibition in a trilogy based on the museum’s collection, intended to present alternative ideas as to how a museum can showcase and talk about relevant themes from our times through text, format, orchestration, and juxtaposition of works. The first exhibition, Out of the Darkness, 2014, thematised the structure and power of the great narratives, addressing the global challenges facing humanity. The second exhibition, No Man is an Island – The Satanic Verses, 2016, used the forceful political, economic, and cultural changes which Europe underwent at the time as a backdrop. Whereas the first exhibition was structured around a global perspective, the next had a specific geographical focus. Far From Home moves in with you – to the core of people’s mental sphere. From the global world to the individual’s experience of feeling at home in this world. 

Exhibiting artists

Weng Fen

Ismar Cirkinagic

Ron Mueck

Banaan Al-Nasser

Dominique Gonzales-Foerster

Cyprien Gaillard

Doug Aitken

Marianne Heske

Mikkel Carl

Nick Theobald

Rune Bosse

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry

Thomas Poulsen

Jani Leinonen

Morten Søndergaard

Gardar Eide Einarsson

Elmgreen & Dragset

Miwa Yanagi

Noelia Mora Solvez


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