Artist talk: Inuuteq Storch

01 Sep, 2023
16:00
HDK-Valand, The Glass House (courtyard), Vasagatan 50
Engelska | Presentation | Talk

Welcome to an artist talk with Greenlandic photographer and visual artist Inuuteq Storch!

 

Inuuteq Storch lives and works in Sisimiut, Greenland and is known for his snapshot-like photographs of the everyday lives of young Greenlanders and for combining them with photographic archival material. In 2024, Storch will be the first artist from Greenland to represent Denmark at the Venice Biennale – as well as the first photographer to have a sole show at the Danish Pavilion.

 

In this talk, Storch will talk about photo books, archives, and his approach to the visualization of Greenlandic identities and histories. The presentation will be moderated by Louise Wolthers, head of research and curator at the Hasselblad foundation, who will also be curating Inuuteq’s exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2024.

 

After the talk, you are very welcome to join us for refreshments, snacks and mingle.

 

Free entrance. The talk will be in English.

 

WHERE: HDK-Valand, The Glass House (Vasagatan 50, courtyard)
WHEN: Friday 1 September, 16.00

 

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INUUTEQ STORCH (b. 1989) 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, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Canada and Colombia. The photo book is his preferred medium and he has published the photobooks Porcelain Souls (2018, Konnotation), Flesh (2019, Disko Bay) and John Møller – Mirrored, Portraits of Good Hope (2021, Roulette Russe), Keepers of the Ocean (2022, Disko Bay).

 

The Danish Arts committee who appointed Inuuteq Storch to the Venice Biennal, states: Inuuteq Storch is a unique young artist whose sophisticated and multi-layered photographic double-takes investigate complex connections between past and present, between personal and national identity and between his own and other people’s images and views. His ability to make historical material come alive, full of topical relevance, is both poetically poignant and conceptually keen. 

 

The event is a collaboration between the Hasselblad Foundation, Göteborgs Bildverkstad, Fotoförfattarna inom SFF – Svenska Fotografers Förbund, CFF – Centrum för fotografi and HDK-Valand.

 

For more information see the artist’s website: https://www.inuuteqstorch.com/

 

Image:
Left: From the series Keepers of the Ocean (2022), © Inuuteq Storch
Right: Portrait of Inuuteq Storch, 
© Inuuteq Storch