In 2015, Denmark’s Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus attracted in excess of 500,000 visitors to view the works of sixty exhibiting artists. A bi-annual event since 2009, the event, initiated by the Danish Royal family in partnership with SxS Sydney, has been instrumental in positioning Aarhus as a cultural hub.
Cultural Capital’s Curatorial Director spent months in Denmark working in collaboration with Danish project partner ArOS. The review of hundreds of submissions, leading to selection of sixty artists and the final design of the exhibition within the distinctive landscape of Aarhus was an enormous challenge, matched only by the necessity to adapt the plan to inevitable event changes, proving the robustness and flexibility of our approach.
Curating art in the public realm and for outdoor cultural events demands a skill-set offered by very few organisations worldwide. Cultural Capital’s experience in this domain is unique, gained by our principals over multiple years of curatorial, logistic, engineering and artist participation in Sculpture by the Sea events in Sydney, Perth and Aarhus.