27 April – 27 May 2007
Liv Bugge, Marius Engh, Johannes Heldén, Daniel Jensen, Martin Skauen
The spiritual and metaphysical has clearly recurred as a major source of inspiration on the contemporary art scene. This approach could be a reaction to today’s highly rationalized society and desire for parallel realities: for the fictional and the fantastic. The exhibition Future Primitive indicates a connection between future science and technology, and a retrospective mysticism and fascination for the supernatural. The works in the exhibition take in different ways, their starting point in contemporary myths and the esoteric. Some of the works explore brotherhoods and sects – marginal groups that perform rituals connected to obscure beliefs, or as depictions of new and alternative world orders, coincidentally based on ancient symbols, and contemporary and scientific myths and facts.
Curators: Helga-Marie Nordby and Sylvia Cochanska