Good Hope Keepers and The Mirrored Portraits of the Ocean by Inuuteq Storch

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Good Hope Keepers and The Mirrored Portraits of the Ocean by Inuuteq Storch

From October 22, 2021 16:00 to December 19, 2021 17:00


Posted by Galleri Image

Good Hope Keepers and The Mirrored Portraits of the Ocean by Inuuteq Storch

Galleri Image presents the exhibition Good Hope Keepers and The Mirrored Portraits of the Ocean by the Greenlandic photographic artist Inuuteq Storch.
The exhibition juxtaposes 19th century Greenland with the Greenland of today. Inuuteq Storch’s own contemporary photographs of his hometown Sisimiut (from the upcoming book "Keepers of the Ocean") are presented alongside the archival project ”Mirrored - Portraits of Good Hope”, where he has gotten a hold of photos by Greenland’s first photographer John "Ujuut" Møller from the period 1889-1935.

To Inuuteq Storch, the two series of artworks in the exhibition are a part of a larger effort to promote Greenlandic self expression and postcolonial consciousness about national pride and identity. The exhibition connects the works of the two Greenlandic photographers over a period of more than 100 years and explores the development of the geographic identity as seen from the perspective of its people. 

Inuuteq Storch grew up in Greenland, where the landscape and weather is dominant and where nature rules over life’s rhythms. But the stories being told about life in this landscape have historically been influenced by Danish travelers, whose views on its nature and its people have affected how they have been portrayed. In Storch’s art he is searching for his own visual narrative, as well as that of other Greenlandic people: How do the images look, when they come from within and not from the outside? 

In conjunction with the exhibition, Galleri Image will organise the symposium Gazes on Greenland (working titel) on 13 November about Greenlandic identity and culture, with a collection of academics and cultural actors. One of the speakers will be the acclaimed author Niviaq Korneliussen, who has been established as one of the key voices in contemporary Greenlandic literature. The Greenlandic-Latvian visual artist Bolatta Silis-Høegh, who was the curator of the exhibition In Our Lifetime - New Art from Greenland, which included works by Inuuteq Storch, will also participate in the symposium. The symposium will be organised at The Greenlandic House Aarhus in a collaboration between Galleri Image, Aarhus Feminist Collective, Rum46 and Art Weekend Aarhus. 

Inuuteq Storch will also curate an exhibition about phtobooks from Greenland during this year's Photobook Week Aarhus, which will take place from 14 - 17 October.

About the artist
Inuuteq Storch is a photographic artist with a degree from the International Center of Photography in New York and Fatamorgana in Denmark. His art has been exhibited in Greenland, Denmark, USA, Norway and Columbia. He has also published two photobooks:  Porcelain Souls and Flesh.

You can visit the artist's website for more information:

The exhibition is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, The A.P. Møller Foundation, The William Demant Foundation, the Augustinus Foundation and Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond.