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Rise of the Sunken Sun

  • TUE - SUN
    20/04 > 30/09
    11 AM - 7 PM
    01/10 > 24/11
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Giardini
  • Admission with ticket

Commissioner: Danish Arts Foundation
Curator​: Louise Wolthers
Exhibitor: Inuuteq Storch
Venue: Giardini


In Rise of the Sunken Sun, photographer Inuuteq Storch shares some of his visual explorations of his homeland, Greenland, or rather: Kalaallit Nunaat. Storch connects individual stories within a larger, personal exploration of Greenlandic identity, history, and everyday life. His photographs — from Nuuk, Qaanaaq, Sisimiut, and abroad — convey a raw, poetic, and playful sense of community while also delving into spiritual connections with nature and ancestry. Storch furthermore highlights photography’s potential as a cultural, social, and historical document with a selection of digitised images from the decades around 1900 by the first known Greenlandic photographer, as well as amateur photographs from his own family archive. Both historical and contemporary images hold traces of Greenland’s colonial history, with decoloniality emerging as a prominent theme, but the exhibition transcends a limited focus on the contested relationship with Denmark. Rise of the Sunken Sun unifies Storch’s diverse photographic approaches to the complex subject matter of Greenlandic life through concepts of mirroring, doubling, and references to light, including the sun symbolized by a red half-circle, which appears in the flag of Kalaallit Nunaat.

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