North Atlantic House
by Morten Meldgaard
North Atlantic House in the heart of Copenhagen is now a reality. Iceland,
Greenland, Faroe Islands and Denmark have together created a new centre for
culture, research, business, and representation. The centre is housed in a 7000
square meter warehouse dating back to 1767 and situated right at the harbour
The house has been renovated with a conference centre, exhibit facilities,
restaurant, information centre, and office space where among others the Greenland
Representation, the Mission of the Faroes, and the Embassy of Iceland reside.
North Atlantic House is run by a foundation and it is an independent cultural
institution. One of the centre's main tasks is to establish and develop cultural,
research and business contacts between the North Atlantic countries and the
rest of the world.
It is therefore a great pleasure that 21 artists from Greenland, Faroe Islands,
and Iceland now contribute to the opening of the house. Already three years
ago, when the first steps were taken to establish North Atlantic House, three
artists Vignir Jóhannsson, Buuti Pedersen and Astri Luihn started working
with the idea of an opening exhibition that would highlight the best of modern
West Nordic art of both established and young artists. The Foundation is grateful
for their contribution, now that the exhibition is a reality.