Gukki Nuka: Cracks in the Soul

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.

Opening hours Tuesday to Sunday 13-16. Also on holidays

Opening Hours

From May 1st - August 31st:
Monday - Sunday 11.00 - 17.00

From September 1st - April 30th:
Tuesday - Sunday 13.00 - 16.00
Closed on Mondays


Admission Fee:
- Adult: 65 DKK
- Student: 25 DKK
- Groups, min. 12 adults: 50 DKK p.p.
- Members and children under 16: free


Listasavn Føroya
Gundadalsvegur 9
P.O. Box 1141
FO-110 Tórshavn
Faroe Islands
Tel +298 313579

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