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ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

The ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum is an art museum in Aarhus, Denmark. The museum was established in 1859 and is the oldest public art museum in Denmark outside Copenhagen. On 7 April 2004, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum opened with exhibitions in a brand new modern building, 10 storeys tall with a total floor area of 20,700 m² and designed by Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen. Today, ARoS is one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe with a total of 980,909 visitors in 2017. Apart from the large galleries with both permanent and changing exhibitions, the ARoS building features an arts shop, a dining café and a restaurant; the architectural vision of the museum was completed in 2011, with the addition of the circular skywalk Your rainbow panorama by Ólafur Elíasson. The installation has helped boost the museum's attendance, making it the second most visited museum in Denmark, just behind the well-known Louisiana Museum in Humlebæk. ARoS has a large art collection with works from the Danish Golden Age until today, a changing selection of which are on display in the museum halls.

Alongside and changing exhibitions of both Danish and international artists are presented, with former events featuring renowned artists such as Ólafur Elíasson, Bjørn Nørgaard, Ingvar Cronhammar, architect Frank Gehry, Paul McCarthy, Robert Rauschenberg, Michael Kvium, H. C. Andersen, Bill Viola and Wim Wenders. In the present building, the first themed exhibitions presented a series of main works by pop artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein; as many other modern art galleries and museums, ARoS pays great tribute to architecture and architects presenting architecture themes exhibitions. Located in the basement is The 9 Spaces, a gallery with installation art from artist like James Turrell, Shirin Neshat and Olafur Eliasson; the number 9 refers to the 9 circles of hell. The rooms are painted black to contrast with the bright white exterior; the roof terrace substitutes for the divine light your enter from hell. This way the whole museum is part of the travel from hell to heaven; this movement emphasised by the grand spiral staircase in the main'museum streetscape'.

The roof of the museum is dominated by the installation Your rainbow panorama by Ólafur Elíasson. This circular skywalk has windows in the colors of the rainbow thereby showing the panorama of Aarhus in different colors depending on location of the viewer; the installation cost DKK million 60 to was sponsored by the Realdania foundation. It was inaugurated on May 28, 2011. A second section, a glass lounge that guides visitors from the main museum building to Your rainbow panorama and houses another site-specific work opened in 2013; the museum was established in 1859 and is the oldest public art museum in Denmark outside Copenhagen. The art collecting activities were initiated some years earlier in 1847 by the local art association of "Århus Kunstforening af 1847" and the first public exhibition was presented on 6 January 1859 in Aarhus' old Town Hall, located at the Cathedral, now housing the Women's Museum; the present building next to the Concert Halls is the fourth locality of the art museum and it opened here in 2004.

On 6 January 2009, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum celebrated its 150-year anniversary with a jubilee exhibition, displaying the same works as the first exhibition in 1859, amongst others. In the fall of 2014, ARoS announced plans for an expansion with a new underground gallery and a new big installation to be made by American artist James Turrell; the project has the working title "The Next Level" and is planned to open in 2020. The name ARoS refers to the Old Danish name of the city Aarhus, Áros, while the capitalized letters of the name hint at the Latin word for art, namely ars. In 2010, before Eliasson's piece opened, ARoS received 221,744 visitors. Two years more than 551,000 visitors came to the museum. In 2017, 980,909 visitors was noted; these figure includes visitors who in one way or another have redeemed ticket and people who have visited ARoS Shop, ART Café or gone through the building. Visit Aarhus describes AROS as Aarhus's main art museum Description of "Your rainbow panorama" by the Realdania foundation description of "Your rainbow panorama" by designboom.com Official website Article about the museum

If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?

If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? is a 1971 Christian propaganda film directed by Ron Ormond. The film is based on the teachings of Estus Pirkle and warns of the dangers facing the United States from Communist infiltrators; the film suggests. It has attracted something of a cult following among secular fans because of its explicit depictions of torture and mass murder and the heavy-handed nature of its evangelical message; the title paraphrases Jeremiah 12:5: If you have run with footmen and they have tired you out, Then how can you compete with horses? If you fall down in a land of peace, How will you do in the thicket of the Jordan? The movie was sampled by the sound collage band Negativland. Pirkle's narrative includes an imagined visit to the United States under Communism where loudspeakers in internment camps issue proclamations such as "Christianity is stupid, Communism is good, give up!" ad infinitum. Negativland lifted the phrases and played them backed by industrial music and various other sound effects into the song "Christianity Is Stupid".

A more complete version of Pirkle's narrative can be heard on Negativland's Helter Stupid. The film was restored in 2018 and made available to stream for free on filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn's proprietary service byNWR. If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? on IMDb If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? at AllMovie A review of the film An outline of the sermon on which the film was based The Film

Finote Selam

Finote Selam is a town and separate woreda in western Ethiopia. Located in the Mirab Gojjam Zone of the Amhara Region, 387 km from Addis Ababa and 176 km from Bahir Dar. But, the air travel, shortest distance between Finote Selam and Addis Ababa is 246 km. Finote Selam, the "Pacific Road", the name given by Emperor Haile Silassie during the Italian attack on Ethiopia, its name was Wojet. Now Finote Selam is the capital city of West Gojjam Zone; this town has a longitude and latitude of 10°42′N 37°16′E with an elevation of 1917 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by Jabi Tehnan woreda. In 1964, a hospital for lepers had been built in Finote Selam by the private fund "Swedish Aid to Leprous Children in Ethiopia". Two years it had still not been put into use; the hospital, Finote Selam Hospital, is a district hospital serving the community for many years though it not upgraded to a general hospital. The hospital has a limited resources and the local government didn't give due attention in expanding the hospital.

There was a peaceful demonstration of hospital staffs, asking for good governance and "the hospital shall be general hospital", little due attention given. Based on the 2007 national census conducted by the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia, this town has a total population of 25,913, of whom 13,035 are men and 12,878 women; the majority of the inhabitants practiced Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, with 95.91% reporting that as their religion, while 3.34% were Muslim. The 1994 census reported this town had a total population of 13,834 of whom 6,350 were males and 7,484 were females. Finote Selam, the "Pacific Road", the name given by Emperor Haile Silassie during the Italian attack on Ethiopia, its name was Wojet. Rally against the government In August 25 2016, People of finote selam demonstrated a rally against the government. Regime forces shot and killed a college student in Finote Selam, West Gojam on Thursday as they used lethal force to disperse protesters who took to the streets for the second day to show solidarity with the Amhara and Oromo people who demand an end to the TPLF brutal rule.

Finot Selam, sitting on a major connecting route in northern Ethiopia, has become the latest town to join the increasing and relentless uprising against a minority tyranny that inflicted economic and social malice on the people of Ethiopia who are now saying enough to 25 years of persecution. Residents of Finote Selam on Wednesday took down the regime’s flag and replaced it with the original Ethiopian flag, they have removed posters and signs all over town that were glorifying the corrupt and despotic regime. Source. There are different colleges in this town, Finote Selam Teachers College and Finote Damot TVET College are frontier. Finote Selam and the neighbouring woredas are well known for production of teff, peppers, bean and "shimbira", fruit and vegetables. There are different hotels in Finote Selam town like Damot Hotel, Xtrem Hotel; the leading scientist Segenet Kelemu and artist Yhunie Belay was born here