THE SÁMI PAVILION
NORDIC PAVILION AT THE 59TH INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION, BIENNALE DI VENEZIA 2022
curated by Katya García-Antón
with Sámi scholar Liisa-Rávná Finbog and Sámi land guardian Beaska Niillas
Artist: Pauliina Feodoroff, Máret Ánne Sara and Anders Sunna
Commissioned by Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA)
with co-commissioners Moderna Museet and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma /
The Finnish National Gallery in Helsinki, Finland
Exhibition Coordination in Venice
Indigenous Sámi artists transformed the Nordic Pavilion designed by Sverre Fehn into ‘The Sámi Pavilion’ for the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in 2022.
After the collaboration with Camille Norment in 2015, M+B Studio has collaborated with the the three artists, the curatorial board and the exhibition team as Exhibition Coordinator in Venice.
This transformation of the Nordic Pavilion celebrates the art and sovereignty of the Indigenous Sámi people, whose nation extends across the Nordic countries and into the Kola Peninsula in Russia.
This project, the official Nordic contribution to Biennale Arte 2022, comes at a critical time in the history of the Nordic region, where Truth and Reconciliation Commissions addressing Nordic colonialism have started in Norway, Finland and Sweden; when the Sámi are making restitution claims for their art; and artefacts and at a time when the Arctic is experiencing unprecedented consequences of the climate crisis.
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Exhibition view: ‘The Sámi Pavilion’, 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, ‘The Milk of Dreams’, Venice (23 April–27 November 2022). Photo: Michael Miller / OCA