From 17. 4. ’21
in Hvelfing at The Nordic House
Nature in Transition

Nature in Transition,
Shifting Identites

Í síkvikri mótun:
vitund og náttúra

Kinaassuseq allanngujasoq —
pinngortitaq allangorartoq

Flydende Identitet,
Natur i Omformning

offers a glimpse into the experiences, reflections and research of artists and designers living in the rapidly shifting north of the globe. Nature shapes the man-made environment, and people impact nature; a connection currently in an accelerated state which we have not been witness to before. By bringing together artists based in the West Nordic countries Greenland, Iceland and the Faroes Islands, as well as Denmark, the exhibition further considers the long and intricate history of relations within the region that seems particularly urgent to discuss now. Transitions demand revisions of former positions, a close analysis of our awareness and identities as individuals and societies. There is a causal relationship between our acts and acts in nature, and conversely: under the long arc of natural forces there are unique lives, unique communities and unique stories.


Curated by
Hanna Styrmisdóttir
Hulda Stefánsdóttir

Photos from the exhibition

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The exhibition is a collaboration between the Iceland University of the arts (IUA) and the Nordic House in Reykjavík, conceived of as a contribution of the IUA to the Reykjavík Congress of the Universities of the Arctic (UArctic) network. The initiative is supported by grants from the Nordic Council of Ministers and from the Nordic Culture Fund.

Curatorial and research assistance was provided by students in the Creating and Curating Exhibitons course at the IUA / UI: Daníel Perez Eðvarsson, Friðrik Hjartar, Heiðrún Sif Magnúsdóttir, Mariane Sól Úlfarsdóttir, Sunna Dagsdóttir, Þorsteinn Freyr Fjölnisson