#1 Upernavik og Sisimiut
Our first edition is a comparative photography exhibition of life on the Greenlandic West Coast. The exhibition opened in Sisimiut on November 27. Watch installation views here.
Distance is an inevitable factor to life in Greenland. With a population of less than 60.000 people spread across miles and miles of harsh landscape, it is no wonder that regional differences are big and increasing. For decades the villages in the far North and on the East Coast was lacking behind the settlements on the colonized West Coast. Today, however, there is a justified fear that Greenland might be parting into an A- and B-chain where the big cities of Nuuk, Sisimiut and Ilulissat are developing fast while the rest of Greenland is lacking behind.
Inuit.nu #1 examines the relationship between town and village on the West Coast of Greenland. The humble life of the fishermen of the Northern province of Upernavik is juxtaposed with the flourishing pulse of the youth of Sisimiut. Together, they create a diverse image of life in Greenland today and thus lead to the question: ‘Where is Greenland heading now?’
The works included in chapter one was shot by Lasse Bak Mejlvang (in Sisimiut) and Dennis Lehmann (in Upernavik) during 2014. All images are inkjet prints in variable sizes, framed in light oak and available in an edition of five. Contact for prices.
The exhibition of chapter one opened at Taseralik in Sisimiut, Greenland, on November 27, 2014. During 2015 the exhibition will be shown in Ilulissat, Nuuk and Copenhagen.