1. September - 29. October 2017
Special exhibition at the National Gallery of the Faroe Islands with Greenlandic artist Gukki Nuka (b. 1965).
"Ever since the age of 14 I have created art. I believed I could fill every single crack in my soul with colours" - Gukki Nuka
Artists create art for many different reasons. For Gukki Nuka creating art has been a necessity that helped hin through a trauma he endured when he was 14 years old. He was sexually abused.
The works in "Cracks in the Soul" are rooted in a personal experience. Creating the exhibition was a way of overcoming and processing these traumatic experiences.
The exhibition features a series of self-portraits. The body is displayed in dark and gloomy landscapes of ice and forest. The works exude vulnerability, sensitivity, loneliness and pain.
The works are created on Gukki's smart phone. What started as a method of survival evolved into an artistic strategy and ultimately a contrbution to a public debate about a very sensitive subject.