IMPORT / EKSPORT
Gudrun Hasle (DK) / Martin Brandt Hansen (GL)
Two separate exhibitions revolving around the cultural meeting between Greenland and Denmark.
22. January—1. May 2022
Import / export consists of two separate exhibitions by Gudrun Hasle and Martin Brandt Hansen.The two artists have both lived in Greenland and Denmark and process their encounters with the two cultures. Storytelling is a key component of their art.
Gudrun Hasle (1979) is interested in “small” biographical stories, in taking ownership of the narrative. As a dyslexic artist, she generously shares with us the vulnerability inherent in difference. Hasle lived in Nuuk from 2018–21, and her exhibition is based on her previous exhibition at Nuuk Art Museum in 2020 (Jeg er / piuvunga), which featured works depicting her encounters with Greenlandic culture.
Martin Brandt Hansen
Martin Brandt Hansen (1990) was born in Nuuk but has lived in Copenhagen for several years. He is set to graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts this summer. Brandt’s focus is on the grand narrative, the collective story. His works refer to ancient vases, Greenlandic masks and the tupilak figure. Among other artistic devices, he plays with the scale and materials of the tupilak. The history of Greenlandic art has often been told from the outsider’s perspective. That is now changing.
My life story
Gudrun Hasle’s and Martin Brandt’s exhibitions are on the ground floor, and on the first floor you can experience Hasle’s large installation, Min livshistiorge. First featured on the floor of her flat in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, in 2017, it has been updated to incorporate her stay in Greenland.
Import / export focuses on cultural encounters – what we give to each other and how we tell our stories.