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Opening of the exhibition of illustrations by Martin Velíšek in Odense

On 15 November 2012 the exhibition of illustrations by Martin Velíšek to the Czech translation of Greenlandic myths and legends was opened in the Greenlandic House in Odense.

Grónský dům EN
The Greenlandic House in Odense

The exhibition was opened with a speech by the Deputy Director of the Greenlandic House, Annette Bogø Lyberth, and Czech Ambassador Zdeněk Lyčka who summed up the history of the exhibition and gave the guests some interesting information about the Czech translation of Ramussen’s myths and legends and about the illustrator Martin Velíšek. During the opening the guests had an opportunity to taste Czech beer. Zdeněk Lyčka also gave an interview to the Greenlandic daily Sermitsiaq.

Velíšek Odense Annette Bogø Lyberth
Deputy Director of the Greenlandic House, Annette Bogø Lyberth, with Czech Ambassador Zdeněk Lyčka

Velíšek Odense
The exhibition opening

Velíšek Odense vernisáž
The exhibition opening

The exhibition of illustrations by Martin Velíšek was presented for the first time in September 2008 in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, as part of the project Czech days in Greenland. Afterwards the exhibition travelled around Greenland (Qaqortoq, Maniitsoq, Sisimiut and Ilulissat). In April 2009 the inhabitants of the West-Greenlandic town Maniitsoq had an opportunity to meet Martin Velíšek personally and hear the lecture which he prepared together with Czech Ambassador Zdeněk Lyčka. In 2010 the exhibition was shown in Knud Rasmussen’s House in Hundested, in 2011 in the museum in Skive and in summer 2012 in the Greenlandic House in Copenhagen. The exhibition will be shown in Odense until 14 January 2013 and afterwards it will continue to the Greenlandic House in Aalborg and to the alternative Copenhagen quarter of Christiania.

Invitation to the exhibition opening
Invitation to the exhibition