GMO scarecrow is a rhyme, so it must be true. There is also a reasonable relation between GMO and scarecrow, even though they are rooted in different fields of sentiment and sentimentality, so the figure is quite stable. But the whole global situation is unstable and the tired alertness gnaws at our bones.
As a symbol of protection from the feeling of multiple threats, we will gather an array of scarecrows, in the shape of contemporary figurative artistic presences, at Age of Aquarius’ rooftop garden in Copenhagen; talisman-men-and-women for a household. Diagrammatic bones with dramatic flesh. A finger, an arm, a body, pointing at the sun, swaying in the wind.
Age of Aquarius, Paul Barsch, Alfred Boman, Heath Bunting, Frederik Exner Carstens, Kapper Creations, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Christian Jeppsson, Mathias & Mathias, Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl, Rolf Nowotny & Uma Vinterbarn Nowotny, Aniara Omann, Ivan Pérard, Asbjørn Skou.
GMO scarecrow was exhibited at Age of Aquarius, Copenhagen
from the 15th-22nd of September 2017.
Age of Aquarius is a collaboration between artists Nanna Starck and Uffe Isolotto, and manifests itself as both a curatorial exhibition and event platform in a rooftop garden in Copenhagen, and as an internationally exhibiting collaborative. The thematic base for all of Age of Aquarius’ activities is the garden cycle, and the curating and the artworks reflect the pragmatics of the garden. Because of the nature of the space - an intimate open air venue overlooking the Copenhagen skyline in a public health center with private penthouse apartments - notions of private and public space are part of the curating and experience of the artworks. The focus is mainly on intimate experiences through sculptures, performance, sound and video. Age of Aquarius has contributed to idoart.dk since 2017.