Enjoy Seven Deadly Sins in Aarhus

One might not think of the seven deadly sins as a collaborative project (that’s more in the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, whistling while you work territory), but this 2017’s European Capital of Culture in Aarhus has found a way to make it so. Major artists from around the world have designed exhibitions in seven Aarhus museums, making us rethink (and “rethink” is the theme of the festival) what these sins mean in a modern context.

Here’s where you can find the seven deadly sins of Capital of Culture in Aarhus. Who knew they were in museums all along?!

List Marker: Number 1Wrath

Be immersed in your anger through the work of Martin Erik Andersen (DK), René Schmidt (DK) and Vinyl Terror & Horror (DK). They’ve combined light, sculpture, 3-D print and mechanical objects to create an installation that addresses this emotional topic.


Horsens Kunstmuseum

Carolinelundsvej 2
8700 Horsens

Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Tues – Sun 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


List Marker: Number 2Envy

Danish video artist Katja Bjørn takes a look at envy as it relates to our insecurities and sense of shame.


MUSE®UM, Skive

Brårupgade 18C
7800 Skive

Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Tues – Sun 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
May – June open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


List Marker: Number 3Pride

British artist Rebecca Louise Law examines how the meaning of “pride,” which in the Judeo-Christian tradition is about one’s place in relation to God, has changed in the modern world.


Skovgaard Museet

Domkirkestræde 2-4
8800 Viborg

Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Tues – Sun 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
June – August open until 5:00 pm


List Marker: Number 4Greed

This exhibit by Peter Linde Busk (DK), Steinar Haga Kristensen (NO) and Alexander Tovborg (DK) explores greed in the context of religious ideology, public space and art.


Holsterbro Kunstmuseum

Museumsvej 2A
7500 Holstebro

Opening Hours
1.October – 31. March
Monday Closed
Tues – Fri 12.00 – 4.00 pm
Wed evening 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Weekend 11.00am – 5.00pm

1.April – 30. June
Monday closed
Tues – Fri 12.00 – 4.00pm
Weekend 11.00am – 5.00pm


List Marker: Number 5Sloth

Mexican artists Ainar and Jamex de la Torre delve into the stereotype of “lazy Mexicans” in the context of manual labor in the United States of America.


Glasmuseet Ebeltoft

Strandvejen 8
8400 Ebeltoft

Opening Hours:
Every day 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


List Marker: Number 6Gluttony

Re-working the theme of gluttony to be about consumerism rather than just food, legendary American artist Barbara Kruger has created a consuming experience.


Museet for Religiøs Kunst

Strandvejen 13
7620 Lemvig

Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Tues – Sun 12:00 – 4:00 pm
From 8 April open until 5:00 pm


List Marker: Number 7Lust

World-renown visual artist Jenny Holzer has teamed with Christian Lemmerz to explore the effects of uncontrolled desire in today’s world.


Randers Kunstmuseum

Stemannsgade 2
8900 Randers C

Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Tues – Sun 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The last Wednesday of the month, open until 8:00 pm


All exhibitions run from 4 February – 28 May 2017


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