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Inuk Silis Høegh: Arctic Vertigo

Fri, February 2Sun, July 14

Download and view the Inuk Silis Høegh: Arctic Vertigo Catalog

Inuk Silis Høegh: Arctic Vertigo analyzes the Inuit artist’s experimental and interdisciplinary art practices. Høegh’s art contributes to the revival of Greenland’s spirit of independence from Danish colonialism and reflects the country’s new identity. An award-winning filmmaker, Høegh’s films challenge stereotypes about Inuit, chronicle Greenland’s way to self-government, and address environmental issues the country is facing.

MoCNA will debut his film installation The Green Land in the US, which is a land artwork and feature film about Greenland’s monumental nature at a time when it is undergoing drastic changes. The exhibition will also include Høegh’s documentary about the progressive Inuit rock band Sumé: The Sound of a Revolution (2014); a new edition of his installation Taanna (2013), which in its original version, put poems and prayers in bottles through a “melting machine” constructed from objects found on a beach in Greenland. His Audio Abstractions visualize the tranquil sounds of the Arctic in spectrograms accompanied by audio experiences. Inspired by traditional Greenlandic carved figures (“tupilak”), some of his KunukCo sculptures include elements of toy action figures, uniting the narratives of both worlds.

Based in Nuuk, Greenland, Inuk Silis Høegh (Kalaaleq) was born 1972 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. He graduated from the Royal Danish Art Academy in 2010. His work has been shown in Greenland, Denmark, France, Iceland, Finland, Latvia and Germany and his short films and documentaries on TV and at film festivals all around the globe.

Scholarly essays analyzing Høegh’s work is published in the Inuk Silis Høegh: Arctic Vertigo Catalog.

For more information, please contact IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Chief Curator Manuela Well-Off-Man at


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