January 31 – March 20, 2022

Long Journey Home

Liv Aurora Jensen

Greenland

An exhibition of Greenlandic artist Liv Aurora Jensen’s work.

A chair with inuk designs positioned in front of the ocean

Photo provided by the artist

Ticketing Information

Price Overview: Free

Venue Overview: Harbourfront Centre Campus

Additional Information: Available onsite, inside the south end of the main building

This event is a Nordic Spotlight, part of Nordic Bridges.

Overview

Long Journey Home is an exhibition by Graphic designer Liv Aurora Jensen, who considers herself a pioneer for contemporary Greenlandic culture through her designs, an undertaking that brings her joy and satisfaction that she wishes to share with the world.

Jensen draws inspiration from the rich landscape and culture of her country, its people, traditional clothing and flora and fauna. She is a consummate illustrator with an innate sense of colour that motivates her to translate her unique interpretations onto textiles, ceramics and objects. It is the creative manifestation of her memories and a powerful way to connect with her Inuk roots.

Jensen produces much of the work herself with the help of her husband and partner Peter Jensen as well as other locals in their home in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. One of her most popular designs is based on wooden dolls that were made over one thousand years ago that were carried or worn as amulets. Jensen reimagines these iconic objects as repeating patterns produced in multiple iterations for drapery and cushions.

Long Journey Home is curated by Melanie Egan and Marlee Choo

Supported by Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, NEXT Magazine and Iceland Air

Venue

Harbourfront Centre Campus

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto ON M5J 2G8
Canada

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