The World is in You

Medical Museion at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

30 sep – 16 jan 2022 Opening: 29 sep 2021 12:00

In the autumn of 2021, Medical Museion will move into Kunsthal Charlottenborg and present the exhibition The World is in You. Through a blend of science, art, and history, it will explore how our bodies are connected to the universe. Our cells detect shifts from day to night, created by the movement of the planet. Things we touch affect the trillions of microbes that live in and on us, which determine how we feel. We exist, for better or worse, within networks of connections – from the microscopic to the planetary.

In the exhibition, visitors will encounter new bio-art, historical objects from Medical Museion’s collections, paintings and video installations, meteorites, the scent of cherries, water pipes from the 18th century, and a 7-meter diameter rotating globe. Each in their own way, these works and objects will bring them back to a core question: what does the world do to us?

Participating artists: Mediated Matter Group/Neri Oxman, Ralo Mayer, Katie Paterson, Bradley Pitts, Lucy McRae, Kathy High, Jiwon Woo, Sonja Bäumel, Baum & Leahy, Guston Sondin-Kung, Marcus Coates, Susan Morris, Till Rabus, Heath Bunting, Isabella Martin, Maya Sialuk Jacobsen, Kaitlynn Redell, Mary Maggic, Pinar Yoldas, Mogens Jacobsen, Anna Dumitriu, Andrew Carnie, Jenna Sutela, Luke Jerram, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Tine Friis & Eduardo Abrantes, Sofie Louise Dam.

The World is in You is curated by Medical Museion (part of the Department of Public Health and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research – CBMR) at the University of Copenhagen. Produced in collaboration with Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

The exhibition has been made possible through generous support from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Thematic Programme in Education and Outreach, The Velux Foundations, The Bikuben Foundation, The Beckett Foundation, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Foundation, Direktør Espen og Hustru Tanja Neergaard Dinesens Foundation.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s exhibition program is supported by The Augustinus Foundation, The Danish Arts Foundation, The Obel Family Foundation.