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Darren Almond

The End of the World (group show)
Centro Pecci, Prato, 16 October 2016 - 19 March 2017

Through the works of over 50 international artists in a showing that will span the entire exhibition area of the museum - over 3000 square metres - the exhibition will be set up as a kind of exercise of distance which will incite us to take a look at our present from a great distance.
Along the way the audience will experience the feeling of being projected thousands of light years away to view our current world as if it were a fossil, geological eras from the present time, resulting in a feeling of being suspended in a limbo between a now distant past and a still distant future.
Throughout the exhibition, many expressions and artistic languages will be interconnected: music, theatre, cinema, architecture and dance represented not just as side events but as integral moments of the show, helping to build an immersive and captivating narrative.
The exhibition 'The End of the World' will be accompanied by a catalogue published in two languages, Italian and English, as well as a series of conferences and debates which will develop the various themes explored in the exhibition including scientific, philosophical and literary aspects, from more recent theories of physics to the prehistoric, and from science fiction to ecology and sustainability.

Centro Pecci, Prato


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Darren Almond

Timescape (solo show)
MUDAM, Luxembourg, 11 February - 14 May 2017

Darren Almond, Present Form Exposed, 2013 (detail) © Darren Almond
Darren Almond, Present Form Exposed, 2013 (detail) © Darren Almond

Exploring how these different dimensions intersect and how we “inhabit” them, many of his artworks testify to his interest in subjective, liminal experiences, playing on the foundations of our perception and knowledge. Devised as a “temporal landscape” deploying all facets of his practice – photographs and videos along with sculptures, paintings and textual pieces – his exhibition at Mudam Luxembourg combines motifs such as the universe, shadow, polar glaciers, the cycle of the seasons, and our position “between the fire of the rock and the fire of the sun”. It highlights how, in his work, different time scales resonate – whether cosmic, geological, historical or personal.

MUDAM, Luxembourg


Darren Almond

Man in the Mirror (group show)
Vanhaerents Art Collection, 24 April 2014 - 28 October 2017

The Vanhaerents Art Collection is pleased to announce its third exhibition, entitled Man in the Mirror, which will be open to the public from May 3,2014 . For this presentation, the founder and patron of the collection – the former building contractor Walter Vanhaerents – joined forces with Emma Dexter, who in recent years has curated widely acclaimed shows forICAand Tate Modern.

Set to run for a period of three years, the exhibition Man in the Mirror features a selection of over 40 largescale works from the Vanhaerents Art Collection. On display are paintings, sculptures and installations that incorporate mirrors or reflecting materials, as well as artworks that hold a mirror up to the audience, encouraging introspection, critical self-awareness and reflective thought.

With a nod to the eponymous comedy film from 1936 and Michael Jackson’s famous song, this thematic exhibition extends over three floors. Combining recently created artworks with seminal, historical exponents of arte povera, Conceptualism and Neo-Geo, it covers a wide array of topics such as time and space, matter and mind, and individual and collective identity. Concurrently, it raises intricate questions about art, society and the human body. (press release Vanhaerents Art Collection)


Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels