The World's Last Exhibition
Til Vægs. Copenhagen 4. Maj – 30. June 2019
The democratic system in the Western world has entered the stage of a death struggle. No one, longer believes that capitalism, socialism, liberalism and other ideologies can save the civilisation, except those wearing a tin foil hat. The world is controlled by lunatics like Trump, Putin and hidden powers in an uncontrollable and unmanageable information society. Racists ugly faces are no longer outsiders at the political arenas, and are even present in the tower of power, where they now are abolishing basic human rights and dignity. The temperature of the earth accelerates uncontrollably and this is just one of countless threats to our habitat. Refugees, pandemics and terrorists. People build walls against a threatening surrounding world or begin to prepare for disaster in their homes. Regardless of political affiliation, it is evident that the end of humanity is near. Ragnarök is approaching, very soon.
Every day we are drained from doomsday scenarios. - It is easier to imagine a collapse of civilization, than to see opportunities for mankind to coexist, take responsibility and act on our shared problems. It will be up to future generations to judge if the zeitgeist of our time is apathetic, paralysed or paranoid because of these threats. But the apocalypse has been a significant story humans have told each other at all times and is present in every religion. It's actually a part of the human condition and the one thing we all can agree on and this is also the fact the seven chosen artists relate to in their presented works, in the world's last exhibition.
- Curator: Per Brunskog