Niviarsiaq – Soul of Greenland (group exhibition together with Gerda Nietzer and Kristian Olsen aaju):
19. oktober – 11. november 2008 Katuaq, Nuuk, Greenland
14. november 2009 – 3. januar 2010 i Rundetaarn, Copenhagen
20. marts – 18. april 2010, Ravmuseet, Oksbøl
“In the summer of 2006 Kristian Mainz met the danish painter Gerda Nietzer, Svendborg in Galleri Molevit in Skagen, where she had been exhibiting summer after summer for years. Gerda told Kristian about her dream of making an artbook with Greenlandic motives. Kristian was thrilled and would like to contribute, so the project expanded. The idea was that photography and painting should supplement and support one another.
The greenlandic publisher Atuagkat run by Inger Hauge immediatelyconnected to the idea and brought painter, poet and writer Kristian Olsen aaju, who was nominated to the Literature Price of Nordic Council in 2004, to the project.
The book »Niviarsiaq – the Soul of Greenland!« became a reality. Paintings, photographs and poems celebrate the flowerblooms og Greenlands and interprets the tough conditions of the flowers.
It became an incredible beautiful book, where the crispy poems support the pictures.
The paintings and photogrphs in large format was exhibited in Katuaq in Nuuk, Greenland and Rundetaarn in Copenhagen
“Bluebells and cascading waterfalls” Niviarsiaq – the soul of Greenlands invites the public on a journey in the amazing nature of Greenland where ice and rocks are the background for colorful and fragile flowers: buttercups, bluebells and fireweed in sharp contrast to the blue and greenish rocks and the cool mirrorshiny sea. Over the sea flies the raven and one can sense the spicy sents, that blends with the cascading waters and the sunlit nights.”
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