Go Extreme
Andreas Johnsen & Mik Stampe Fogh, Body Worlds, Den Sorte Skole, Ditte Gantriis, Jonas Pihl, Laura Guiseppi, Lea Guldditte Hestelund, Mauro Andrizzi, Sissel Tolaas, Søren Thilo Funder, Trisha Cheeney

Søren Thilo Funder, sketch of a sculpture for Go Extreme.
Søren Thilo Funder, sketch of a sculpture for Go Extreme.
The Balance Beam Gymnast from Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS exhibition. Copyright: Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg. Photo: BODY WORLDS.
The Balance Beam Gymnast from Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS exhibition. Copyright: Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg. Photo: BODY WORLDS.

When was the last time you pushed beyond your limits? Felt the extreme rush through your body?

Welcome to GO EXTREME in Kunsthal Aarhus: The worlds of artists and extreme sportsmen come together in a groundbreaking and innovative exhibition between the creative and the commercial, the entertaining and the existential.

In the exhibition, you can experience works created by Danish and foreign artists. Works that thematises the relationship between body and mind and the human pursuit of extraordinary performance.

Move into the three parts of the exhibition: ANATOMY OF THE EXTREME, BODIES AND BEYOND and EXTREME FITNESS. Meet or take an active part in artworks in interaction with everything from martial arts, ultra running, body building and E-sport.

Try an extreme fitness centre, while electronic tunes from the turntablism wizards Den Sorte Skole pumps out. Let yourself be swallowed up by a video installation where Mixed Martial Arts and a medieval war intercorrelate, or how about you try to fight in an MMA arena. Feel the virtual world in a total scenography of a Counter Strike universe. Climb a psychedelic artwork or scratch the exhibition room and summon a special scent. Mirror yourself in the human body's most unusual and disturbing fleshed out sides. Meet robots built from exercise machines and say hello to the body icon of all, Arnold Schwarzenegger in a 1:1 double sculpture.

Go Extreme contains all that and much more. With this, we believe that the Go Extreme rather than a traditional exhibition should be seen as a festival under constant development, which for six months offers you a range of everything from film screenings and talks with extreme sports athletes and artists to a marathon concert, intense breathing workshops and a professional MMA tournament.

When you enter the Go Extreme, you enter one big living place where the uncompromising, the desire for freedom, obsession, redemption, rapture and pain exist side by side. Go Extreme!

Mauro Andrizzi, Love Your Enemies, video still, 2021.
Mauro Andrizzi, Love Your Enemies, video still, 2021.

Artists and extreme sports athletes in Go Extreme

Body Worlds, Sissel Tolaas, Lea Guldditte Hestelund, Trisha Cheeney, Den Sorte Skole, Søren Thilo Funder, Mauro Andrizzi, Ditte Gantriis, Laura Guiseppi, Jonas Pihl, Andreas Johnsen & Mik Stampe Fogh, Plethora Magazine, Stine Rex, Esben Seir, Casper Steinfath, Kristina Schou Madsen, Aarhus Fight Academy, Meat Lump, Julius César, Asger Juhl, Mikkel Haahr, Casper Steinfath, Ellen Brennan og Marie Højlund/KH Marie.

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