The body is constantly being depicted in new and changing forms: from the first cave paintings, to Greek statues of the ideal physique, to southern European paintings of naked figures. More recently, the body has also been analysed both politically and conceptually, and the perspective has been focused on individual parts and the senses. But what does the body look like in Faroese art?
The special exhibition includes artworks that examine the body in various ways. Faroese artists have for instance depicted pregnant women, and the earliest days where the child is intrinsically tied to a caregiver. There are also pieces that view it through a physical and biological lens – tears, cells, limbs. Close studies of the body and more imaginative images with the body as the basis will also be available for viewing. Whilst some works are whimsical with dancing figures, or focus on an artistic colourscape, the awareness that life is not eternal is present in others. Welcome to the special exhibition about the body, where you can experience the body’s representation in Faroese art.
The exhibition will open on the 22nd of March 2024.