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Socle du Monde Biennale 2017

Herning, Denmark

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As in previous years, the Biennale is a tribute to the Italian artist Piero Manzoni (1933-63), the provocateur whose 1961 work Socle du Monde (Base of the World) lends its name to the Biennale. The 2017 version of the Socle du Monde Biennale is subtitled: To challenge the Earth, the Moon, the Sun & the Stars. Not only a tribute to Manzoni, it pays homage to all great artists, before and after, who accepted the challenge of turning our world upside down. Consequently, Socle du Monde 2017 is a new exhibition platform, challenging the artists and coaxing them into experimenting with the past, present, and future. Around 50 artists will take part in this year’s event including Yayoi Kusama, Günther Uecker, and Tomás Saraceno. Find out more about the Socle du Monde Biennale from the event website.

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The ADA Project, Conrad Shawcross, photographed in 2013. © MONA - Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania

The ADA Project, Conrad Shawcross, photographed in 2013. © MONA – Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania

Moscow, Russia (Smolensky Boulevard) (2009), Spencer Tunick. Courtesy of the artist

Moscow, Russia (Smolensky Boulevard) (2009), Spencer Tunick. Courtesy of the artist

Socle du Monde (1961), Piero Manzoni. Photo: Ole Bagger, courtesy of HEART

Socle du Monde (1961), Piero Manzoni. Photo: Ole Bagger, courtesy of HEART

Carl–Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelts Museum. Photo: Mikael Lykke Madsen, courtesy of the museum

Carl–Henning Pedersen & Else Alfelts Museum. Photo: Mikael Lykke Madsen, courtesy of the museum

Photograph of the Aerocene Explorer taken in 2016. © Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno

Photograph of the Aerocene Explorer taken in 2016. © Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno

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