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Nordic Countries (Norway, Finland, Sweden)

The Sámi Pavilion

  • TUE - SUN
    23/04 > 25/09
    11 am - 7 pm

    27/09 > 27/11
    10 am - 6 pm
  • Giardini
  • Admission with ticket

Commissioners: Katya García-Antón, Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), Leevi Haapala, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma / The Finnish National Gallery, Gitte Ørskou, Moderna Museet
Curators: Katya García-Antón, Liisa-Rávná Finborg and Beaska Niillas
Exhibitors: Pauliina Feodoroff, Máret Ánne Sara, Anders Sunna


In a historic first, the artists Pauliina Feodoroff, Máret Ánne Sara, and Anders Sunna have transformed the Nordic Pavilion into The Sámi Pavilion in representation of Sápmi, their Sámi homeland. An act of Indigenous Sámi sovereignty, this project revolves around three key elements: transgenerational relations, holistic Sámi knowledge, and Sámi spiritual perspectives. New works include painting, sound, sculpture, smell, and performance. The works highlight the imbalance of colonial power relations across Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula, where Sámi people are forced to give up the bonds of kinship with land and waters that are essential in their lives, and propose ways of healing, repairing, and resurging Sámi worldviews today.

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