Aase Texmon Rygh: Forms of Eternity

Aase Texmon Rygh (born 1925, Dyrøy in the county of Troms) has a number of decorative works in Norway, amongst others one outside the primary school in Karasjok, entitled Spatialefrom 1965. The exhibition shows sculptures in various forms and materials, together with a section documenting, in texts, pictures and film, the techniques and artistic knowledge she makes use of. 

Texmon Rygh was a pioneer in more than one way. She was from a tiny place in northern Norway, leaving home to educate herself as a sculptor and this at a time when sculpturing was male-dominated. She turned in a new direction and is now regarded as one of Norway’s first complete modernistic artists. Aase Texmon Rygh is still an active artist at the age of 93. As recently as 2012 she was part of the international exhibition Documenta in Kassel, Germany, and in 2014 the National Museum put on a large exhibition of her work at the Museum of Contemporary Art.


The exhibition presented in Karasjok is on tour under the auspices of the National Museum. The Sami Centre for Contemporary Art is proud to be one of the galleries to have this exhibition with its great sculptures in solid materials. In addition visitors can listen to music and learn more about the advanced techniques used by Texmon Ryghin making her sculptures. Director Kristoffer Dolmen also announces that SDG will be staging several activities during the period of the exhibition, such concerts, guided tours, workshops and yoga!

This exhibition is presented in cooperation with The National Museum for Art, Design and Architecture and RiddoDuottarMuseat, De Samiske Samlinger i Karasjok (RDM).