Towards No Earthly Pole
Sep 5th, 2020 — Jan 3rd, 2021
Opening Friday, Sep 4th, 2020, 6—8 pm
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
The Aargauer Kunsthaus presents Towards No Earthly Pole, a solo exhibition of the young western Swiss artist Julian Charrière (b. 1987 in Morges). The centrepiece of the show is Charrière’s titular new film, which he started working on in 2017. For this work the artist travelled to some of the most inhospitable areas of our planet like the Antarctic, Greenland and Iceland, as well as to extraordinary local topographies like the Rhône and Aletsch glaciers and Mont Blanc.
His filmic journey takes him into historical dimensions of the history of science like the development of cultural media or the romanticism of the urge to explore and discover, as well as into issues of today: climate change and its impact on the global ecosystem.
Complemented by individual pieces and groups of works in the fields of photography, installation art, object art and sculpture, the exhibition provides a comprehensive insight into the work of Julian Charrière.
The exhibition is organised in cooperation with MASI (Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana), Lugano, where the film Towards No Earthly Pole will be on view from 27 October 2019 to 15 March 2020.
Monday—Friday10.00 am—6.30 pm
Saturday12.00 am—2.30 pm
HYGIENE AND DISTANCE REGULATIONS
The visit of the gallery is only possible for adults and children (from 6 years) with an own mouth and nose protection (everyday mask). Please keep a distance of at least 1.5 m from other visitors inside the gallery space. Groups of people less than 1.5 m apart are prohibited. Please observe the general rules of hygiene (such as regular hand washing). For your own safety and for the benefit of all, only visit Sies + Höke if you feel healthy.