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Photos: ARoS Aarhus Art Museum,

Ole Hein Pedersen

2011

YUE MINJUN - DET ARKÆOLOGISKE FUND,

3009

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

The special exhibition Yue Minjun – The Archaeological Discovery in AD 3009 was an overall mise-en-scene, in which Yue Minjun created the illusion of a time capsule from the year 2009, found and displayed by our descendants a thousand years later.

 

However, the archaeologists in AD 3009 seemed to have got some of their facts wrong: the AUDI, for instance, is made out to be contemporaneous with the dinosaur Tyrannosaurus Rex.

 

In an almost baffling mix of paintings, sculpture, and everyday objects Yue Minjun forced the audience to look critically upon themselves and their rational outlook on life.