The exhibition HOME invites you to contemplate the meaning of home and what it means to have a native country. Is it something everyone has? Is home where you live now or the place to which you once belonged and where you once lived? Do you have special memories of a certain place you know inside out, where you know all the shortcuts, the charming walks, the landscape, the sounds, the houses and the people who live in them? Is home a place where we feel safe and sound, or the opposite?
What happens when a home disappears and when houses are sold and older generations pass away? Can a smell, a colour or an emotion kindle powerful memories of a home that once existed?
For many Faroese artists, their native country has played a special role, both personally and as a motif in their art. Hometowns on the Faroe Islands often make beautiful, breath-taking motifs, as we see in several of the paintings in the exhibition. But with what inner feelings have the artists portrayed their homes? And what did home mean to them, and where did they belong?
The exhibition runs until 19th July. The museum is open every day from 11 am – 5 pm.
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