Pia Arke’s photographic work depicts places, affinities, dreams and particularly the silence associated with her dual affiliation with Greenland and Denmark.
The Greenlandic-Danish artist Pia Arke (1958-2007) died at an early age before witnessing the now steadily increasing interest in her art, both in Denmark and abroad. Today, she is regarded as a one-off in the history of modern Danish art, and ahead of her time in terms of portraying dreams, repression, silence, division and kinship in the light of the colonial history of Greenland and Denmark.
The oeuvre Pia Arke left behind is predominantly photographic and based on her own life and dual affiliation with Greenland and Denmark. This relationship formed the basis for personal, deeply affecting work, which experimented, challenged artistic concepts and, with a mixture of humour great seriousness, addressed current issues.
The exhibition will provide visitors with a comprehensive insight into Pia Arke’s work and includes photography, stagings, performances, collages, processing of map material and genealogy.
– Pia Arke