Travelling Exhibition: ”Piniartoq” by Elvar Örn
In December of 2019, it became Aasiaat Musem's turn to host the travelling exhibition "Piniartoq", which means 'hunter' in Greenlandic, by the Icelandic artist Elvar Örn. Before arriving in Aasiaat, the exhibition had been in museums all along the Greenlandic coast, in bigger cities and smaller settlements. "Piniartoq" is an art exhibition that utlizes the visual and the auditory. It was exhibited at Aasiaat Museum from December 17th 2019 to February 28th 2020.
"Piniartoq" consisted of portraits of Greenlanders from different cities, from all Greenlandic regions: the East, South, West, and Polar North. Every person told Örn their story, be it about being a hunter, a hunter's wife, about reclaiming the Greenlandic identity, about growing up in Greenland. The portraits were accompanied by a three-hour long video, projected onto a white wall, that showed each portrait along a recording of the person's story.