At the Icefjord Centre we continuously present events in the most beautiful surroundings.
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Hosting the World’s First Glacier Funeral
Sunday the 16th of April 2023 4PM
In this public lecture, cultural anthropologists Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer discuss how they discovered the death of Iceland’s first major glacier lost to global warming and how that led to the world’s first glacier memorial, a story that circulated across the world in the summer of 2019 bringing attention to Arctic ice loss and its consequences for humanity.
CONVERSATION ABOUT CLIMATE AND THE FUTURE OF SKIING IN GREENLAND
Talk by the Norwegian Olympic cross country skiing champion Vegard Ulvang, Greenlandic cross country skiier Martin Møller from Nuuk and
professor in climate Kerim Hestnes Nisancioglu
Thursday the 23rd of March 2023 5PM
What the Water flea Calanus hyperboreus and cartography can tell us about Arktis
Science & Artist talk
Saturday the 25th of March 2023 4PM
In the occasion of Artist Janne Breinholdt Bak’s exhibition “ARKTIS” at Ilulissat Museum, Marine Biologist Torkel Gissel Nielsen and Artist Janne Breinholt Bak will present a scientific and artistic talk.
Photo: Susan Christianen
WHAT THE WATER FLEA CALANUS HYPERBOREUS AND CARTOGRAPHY CAN TELL US ABOUT THE ARCTIC
In the occasion of Artist Janne Breinholt Bak’s exhibition “ARCTIC” at Ilulissat Museum, Marine Biologist Torkel Gissel Nielsen and Artist Janne Breinholt Bak will present their collaboration about gathering the water flea Calanus Hyperboreus in the Disco bay. Torkel Gissel Nielsen will describe how the cartography of the nearly invisible water fleas can tell a significant story of how the arctic climate has evolved throughout the past 30 years.
With the Greek Myth as her source, which also lays name to the water flea, Janne Breinholt will speak about the importance of myths and tales, not only for the first maps of arctic but also the Arctic nations claim over the seabed and the North Pole. The presentation will be interpreted simultaneously.
The exhibition ”Arctic” opens at Ilulissat Art Museum the 12th of March at 4pm, where there will be a tour of the exhibition and a presentation. The 20th of March at 7pm there will be a dialogue with the hunter Inunnguaq Heilmann, about the film Janne Breinholt Bak and Eva la Cour have produced with him during their residence in Ilulissat. Eva La Cour has as an artist researched in Arctic image formations and folklore and will be performing a performance and lecture after the dialogue with Inunnguaq Heilmann. It is also possible to book private guided tours in the exhibition “Arctic” on the 21st and the 23rd of March at 3pm and by further appointment: +45 29914782
Torkel Gissel Nielsen is a Marine Biologist and professor at DTU. He has in the past 30 years been working in the Disco bay and registered how climate change has affected the foundation of the productive food chains. In connection with this he has researched how the water fleas’ propagation has changed significantly in connection with the melting ice.
Janne Breinholt Bak has exhibited the exhibition “ARCTIC” in both Denmark and Greenland since 2019. As the daughter of a surveyor, she has been brought up with cadastral maps and surveyors’ sticks. She has studied literature and art and has simultaneously been working with her arctic project as Senior Editor at Gyldendal.
Sunday the 11th September 2022 2PM
Sunday the 7th of August 2022
THE INUIT WINTER HOUSE – ASTA MØNSTED
Wednesday the 6th of July 2022
WORKING MIND – STINE JOHANSEN
Wednesday the 6th of April 2022
BO NORMANDER – NATURGUIDE GRØNLAND
Sunday 3rd of April 2022
H.M. Queen Margrethe ll – Visits the Icefjord Centre
8. October 2021
JETTE BANG – Leise Johnsen
Presentation & talk about the film “Inuit”
10. October 2021
Conversation between Bjørn Nørgaard(professor, scultor & graphic artist) and Minik Rosing(professor in geology) and book signing with the artist Aka Høegh.
21. September 2021
Lecture by Carsten Egevang
Lecture by Preben Clause
The coming and goings of Arctic Geese
19. September 2021
Acustic concert with Kenneth Tordahl
Jazz & Coffee
Katrine Zuwalski Sax and Marie Schmidt Piano
6. August 2021