Welcome Too Late is a group exhibition currently running at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. The central theme is that in a furiously fast-paced world, artists find themselves arriving too late to capture the moments they are seeking to document.
Because each piece is brilliant in its own way, it was hard to select a featured image for this blogpost, but I chose the video above for its simple and brilliant way of illustrating exponential growth.
The work, by Mexican artist Eduardo Terrazas, was commissioned in 1975 by the president of Mexico and the Club of Rome whose report ‘Limits to Growth’ had concluded that unsustainable growth could have catastrophic consequences for the planet. (The music, ‘Finding Science’, is not part of the piece but has been added by Owl in Pearls to cover the background noise at the exhibition space).
You can view all the exhibition pieces on the Charlottenborg website, but even better, take a trip to Copenhagen and pay your £2.50 to experience this exhibition (and take a great selfie inside the video – see below).
It so happens that the gallery is next door to the famous Nyhavn (the picturesque booze-harbour always featured in tourist brochures), so you can end the day with a canal tour and a drink on the pier!
This post was written by Mette and added to the blog on 10th April.
WELCOME TOO LATE is on at Charlottenborg Copenhagen until 28th May 2017