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Aslaug Juliussen: A Sense of Sustainability
In this conversation with artist Aslaug Juliussen, Hilde Sørstrøm delves into Juliussen's sustainable approach to material transformation. While her installations and sculptures are made using…
Duodji as a Starting Point for Artistic Practice
In this essay curator and duojár Gry-Kristina Fors Spein reflects on the Sámi concept of duodji as a starting point for artistic practice.
Iver Jåks: Duodji as Indigenous Contemporary Art Practice
Iver Jåks' artistic talent became obvious during a long period of hospitalisation following a reindeer herding accident in his youth, and he was admitted to the Sámi folk high school in 1950, when he…
Perisak Juuso: A Conversation with Perisak Juuso
In this conversation, Irene Snarby talks to duojar Perisak Juuso about the landscape and Sámi place names, and about the in-depth knowledge you need in order to find the right burls, roots or antlers…
Joar Nango: Duodji as part of Philosophy and Cosmology
Namita Gupta Wiggers in conversation with Joar Nango about shelter, nomadism, and the Sámi concept of duodji
The Landscapes Within: Monika Svonni
Monika Svonni is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Jåhkåmåhkke. Her oeuvre consists mainly of textile collages that incorporate pewter thread embroidery and reindeer hide, but she also works with…
Keeping the Flame of Ancestral Tradition Burning
The Sámi gietkka, a cradle for newborn children, has an ingenious design suited for a nomadic lifestyle. In this text, duojárat and couple Fredrik Prost and Inga-Wiktoria Påve talk about two old…
Baarkaldahke – A Living Cultural Legacy
Artist presentation
Lova Isabelle Lundberg introduces us to the South Sami hair tie tradition baarkaldahke through a short film, images and text.
Reconstructing Gábde Based on Racial Biology Archives
In 2022, it was one hundred years ago that the Swedish State Institute for Racial Biology was established in Uppsala, Sweden. Many ethnic groups and other socially vulnerable subgroups were measured,…
Memories in Archives – Archived Memories
Essay on Sámi and Kven museum collections by writer and photographer Susanne Hætta