NEWS On Tuesday, February 11 the exhibition "Identity in transition - Five contemporary Sami votes" opens at the Swedish Institute in Paris.
Bildmuseet has been the Institute's advisor for the exhibition and presents works by four of the eight artists with Sami background which Bildmuseet presents in a series of exhibitions in 2014: Katarina Pirak Sikku, Liselotte Wajstedt, Anders Sunna and Joar Nango.
- I am very pleased that these interesting artists are presented in Paris while Umeå is Capital of Culture, says Bildmuseet’s director Katarina Pierre, who will be present at the opening.
In addition to the four artists included in Bildmuseet’s series of solo exhibitions, works by Silje Thoresen Figenschou will be shown in Paris. The exhibition raises questions about what it means to be a Sami today. How is heritage passed on from generation to generation within the context of a history of the Sami has long been denied?
Transformation of identity. Five contemporary Sami voices is on display until 20 April and part of the project titled 66º North: L'attitude suédoise which include exhibitions, concerts, meetings, debates and conferences. The project is a collaboration between the Swedish Embassy, Swedish Institute, Visit Sweden, Business Sweden and Umeå2014.
Learn more about Transformation of identity. Five contemporary Sami voices at the Swedish Institute's website. Bildmuseet’s exhibition program is presented on www.bildmuseet.umu.se/en.
Editor: Helena Vejbrink