WELL WISHERS

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Well Wishers is an exploration into the complexity of the Greenlandic national identity and a response to the ongoing debate on its indigenous past, colonial heritage and future independence. A family of four pieces that can be seen as, either flags, masks, or tapestry. Assembled with elements from the cultural heritage, national costume, hunting and shamanic traditions, these faces come alive to raise the question of what is truly Greenlandic? Suggesting that no straightforward answer can be given, by looking into the past, many answers can be found for the future

materials: textile, ribbons, rope
dimensions: 4 flags, 39 x 69 cm each
— 2017 Edition

 

SIMÓN BALLEN BOTERO
Designer, COLOMBIA

JOHANNE MARKUSSEN
Skin maker,
GREENLAND

SARA MARIE LYBERTH
Tailor,
GREENLAND

HANSEENAARAQ PETERSEN “NUKANNGUAQ“
Skin seamstress,
GREENLAND

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