Soil Studies - New Danish Photography of Nature

Galleri Image has been invited to bring five Danish art photographers to China with the exhibition Soil Studies - New Danish Photography of Nature.

The chosen artists are Lotte Fløe Christensen, Ditte Knus Tønnesen, Inuuteq Storch, Veronika Geiger and Kirstine Autzen.  

In the exhibition Soil Studies – New Danish Photography of Nature the five art photographers each in their own way address EARTH as a theme: How can we connect to the earth surrounding us which tells us about our identity? And how do we take care of the value the earth represents to us? The artworks will each show the cultural, scientific and emotional significance in relations to the earth in our everyday lives – the earth beneath our feet.  

The exhibition is an opportunity to take the first steps towards creating more climate friendly actions. We will make sure of it through research on production techniques of photographic pieces, through dialogue with festival partners and by taking conscious choices regarding transportation, framing and travels in general. The goal is to raise our own awareness and going forward with the ability to create long term sustainable strategies for Galleri Image activities in Aarhus and internationally.  

The director of Galleri Image Beate Cegielska will curate the exhibition Soil Studies – New Danish Photography of Nature together with Kirstine Autzen.

The exhibition was originally meant to be part of Pingyao International Photography Festival 2020. Following the festival, the art photographers were meant to participate along with their artworks as a touring exhibition in China during 2021 to the cities Beijing and Chengdu. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition as well as the tour have been pushed back a year, and are now scheduled for 2021 and 2022. 
In Beijing the exhibition will be at the Danish Cultural Center (DCC), which promotes cultural exchange between Danish and Chinese parties. 

This exhibition is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation and the S.C. Van Foundation. 

Photo on the right: Field Work by Veronika Geiger, 2019.