Weekend Program in relation to the exhibition Tak i lige måde: Contemporary Art from Denmark at Reykjavík Art Museum Hafnarhús.
Weekend Program in relation to the exhibition Tak i lige måde: Contemporary Art from Denmark at at Reykjavík Art Museum Hafnarhús.
Saturday 7 April
Conversation with Artists Jeannette Ehlers and Tinne Zenner, together with Ethnologist Kristinn Schram. Ehlers and Zenner will present their work and Schram will talk about Iceland‘s position towards Denmark during colonial times and in the present.
Sunday 8 Apríl
Film Screening of the documentary film Concerning Violencefrom 2014, written and directed by Göran Olsson.
The film narrates the events of African nationalist and independence movements in the 1960s and 1970s, which challenged colonial and white minority rule. It is based on Frantz Fanon's essay, Concerning Violence, from his 1961 book The Wretched of the Earth.
Finnish actress Kati Outinen provides narration for the original Swedish release.
The film is an international co-production between Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and the United States. 85 min.
Film Screening of the documentary film Sumé – the Sound of a Revolution by Inuk Silis Høegh. A 2014 film about one of Greenland's most popular bands, Sume, whose songs kick-started the first big showdown with Danish colonial rule.
From 1973 to 1976 the rock band released three albums and changed the history of Greenland.
The group’s political songs were the first to be recorded in the Greenlandic language – a language that prior to Sumé didn’t have words for “revolution” or “oppression”.
After 250 years of Danish colonization Sumé set in motion a revival of Greenlandic culture and identity, and paved the way for a Greenlandic home rule government.
"Sume – The Sound of a Revolution" is the first Greenlandic film about the country's modern history and the first feature-length documentary produced in Greenland. 75 min.
Film Screening of the documentary film We Carry It Within Us – fragments of a shared colonial past. Helle Stenum's 2017 film is a powerful interrogation of the legacies of Danish colonialism.
The film is full of memorable insights into the postcolonial condition of Denmark communicated in very poignant ways.
2017 marks the centennial of the Danish sale of the Caribbean Virgin Islands to the U.S.
In the documentary we see and listen to the colonial history told through the memories, experiences and reflections from descendants of former Danish Afro-Caribbeans on the Virgin Islands (an artist, a student, a writer an anthropologist) along with art and cultural historians who tell about Denmark and Europe's role in the enslavement and the transatlantic slave trade - and how the colonial history is present in today’s words, art, museums, education and wealth as well as in various types of memory and forgetfulness. 67 min.
Free with admission.