END OF THE LINE is an ever-changing cultural space that aims to present the city’s emerging art scene through a multi-disciplinary program of exhibitions, performances, events and creative experiments.
Situated in the industrial scape of Skejby, beside the Aarhus Universitethospital Letbane station, it connects the community and industries of Aarhus with upcoming artistic talents. The black box was previously home to Ovartaci Fields - a satellite museum to house pop-up projects from Museum Ovartaci during the Capital of Culture 2017.
find your way (map)
Ride the 2A, 6A or Letbanen to Aarhus Universitethospital (Indgang G) and look for the OVARTACI black box between the stops or just type 'END OF THE LINE' in Google Maps.
AARHUSMAKERS brought together nine Aarhus-based artists for PROLOG - the first destination in the END OF THE LINE program.
The outcome of this collaboration was an introduction to the individual expressions and explorations of a diverse and multi-faceted artistic community - each linked by the city they call home.
The exhibition exposed audiences to a fresh line-up of dynamic local creatives; the room acted as a catalyst to explore their stories as we moved between abstract forms and evocative dreamscapes, contemporary compositions and intricate details.
Since 2016, when the classic videotape was discontinued, VHS-fabrikken (The VHS Factory) has been sourcing and collecting obsolete VHS equipment in order to re-explore and preserve and appreciate the aesthetic potentials of analogue cameras, video mixers and CRT.
As part of the PROLOG exhibition, VHS-fabrikken facilitated an open video jam session with their VHS collection where you had a chance to assist them as a rookie AV worker or just relax and look into the flickering screens.
AARHUSMAKERS is excited to presented Uncivilized 0.1
For ‘UNCIVILIZED 0.1’, HERMAN transformed the gallery into an immersive macabre circus, a tribute to uncivilized human nature that invited the viewer to step outside their comfort zone and let their curiosity be piqued.
The exhibition surveyed the past 10 years of his ever-evolving practice, featuring early, new and in-process artworks which he will complete over the course of the show. Read more about HERMAN here.
As part of UNCIVILIZED 0.1, HERMAN’s circus played host to a medical marvel as END OF THE LINE took on the form of an operating theatre for a day.
an open heart surgery performance took place in four parts:
1. Preparation of a hand embroidered heart made of glass, thread and sequins for the transplant
2. Revealed the patient and preparation for the procedure
3. Open heart surgery in progress
4. Welcome the newborn to this UNCIVILIZED world and give it a name
The patient: an ailing art doll who was missing a heart, created by STUDIO HERMAN
The surgeon: KIRSE, wielding a needle, thread and glass beads gave the doll an embroidered heart.
The Faux Tattoo Parlour was about trying your luck with the wheel, to step up and see what design the viewer were destined for. HERMAN is a former tattoo artist, so all the designs were created by himself and inspired by images, text or motifs from within UNCIVILIZED 0.1.
The essence of mythology lies in sharing stories. Stories derived by human beings through carefully sensing our surroundings and being confronted by the forces of nature. Sensations so strong that you get overwhelmed by a need to recreate it, and thereby processing the experience. A key subject in myths is existence and the struggles we pull through in order to survive. Like the caveman, who, through an epiphany of his own existence paints the outline of his hand directly on the cave wall, and beside it paints the ox that will nourish him in the days to come.
Mythological considerations was an exhibition created by Mads Oxholm and Marc Pilgaard, which was set to discover, how their own artworks contain references between their varying expressions. As through colours and forms, but also as an experimenting examination of the phenomenon of being human in a world containing nature, technology, religion and science. They both have a studio in Sydhavnen, Aarhus and have exhibited together in a wider context in the group exhibitions; 'Sprudl' and 'Spravl'.
An exhibition that introduced 16 young artists from the HF Kunst og Design - Skolen for Kunst og Design in Aarhus.
Working across a range of different mediums and drawing from wide-ranging inspiration, the exhibition showcased a collection of paintings and drawings created in the artists' free time, that were, until then, mostly unseen outside their homes and workspaces.
The artists, aged between 18-24 and in years 1-3 of the school program, found common ground through the idea that they are all at the very beginnings of their creative careers - they are new and unknown without status or labels attached to their practice.
For many of the artists, this was their first time exhibiting outside a school setting, and they have had the opportunity to curate and install the exhibition themselves - gaining first-hand experience in building a collective show and realising their own visions for the END OF THE LINE space.
"THE TRANSFORMATIONS" is the culmination of a weekend spent creating a portrait of the Aarhus University Hospital area, and a 10 hour intensive workshop guided by Van Dang, where a collective of artists selected by AARHUSMAKERS will respond to each other’s interpretations of Van Dang’s work – like an expressive echo. Each new work fits into the others, and stands on its own.