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 artist Inuuteq Storch.
Exhibition opening: 22 October 4-6 pm

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 connection with the opening of the exhibition the book, Inuuteq Storch: John Møller - Mirrored, Portraits of Good Hope published by Roulette Russe, will be launched.

Inuuteq Storch at Photobook Week Aarhus
Inuuteq Storch will also curate an exhibition at Galleri Image during Photobook Week Aarhus, which will take place 14-17 October. The exhibition Eye to Eye shows photobooks from Greenlandic and international artists and tells a story about Greenland in pictures seen from the perspective of the Greenlandic people.

Symposium: Gazes on Greenland
In conjunction with the exhibition, a symposium will be arranged, Gazes on Greenland, about different points of view on Greenlandic art, which will take place at The Greenlandic House Aarhus. The symposium is arranged in a collaboration between Galleri Image, Aarhus Feminist Collective, rum46, and Art Weekend Aarhus. A group of academics and cultural people will expand on those conversations presented in the exhibition Good Hope Keepers and the Mirrored Portraits of the Ocean. The participants are, the Greenlandic-Latvian visual artist and curator Bolatta Silis-Høegh, the Danish visual artist Anne Haaning, Stine Lundberg Hansen, former dissemination director and curator at the Nuuk Art Museum, and Inuuteq Storch himself, among others.

About the artist
Inuuteq Storch (b. 1989) lives and works in Greenland. He is a graduate of the International Center of Photography in New York and of Fatamorgana school of photography in Copenhagen. He has exhibited in Greenland, Denmark, The United States, Norway, and Colombia, and has published the photobooks Porcelain Souls and Flesh.

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

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