Sami Center for Contemporary Art welcomes to exhibition opening Saturday July 13th at 18.00.

The exhibition sets up an encounter between artists from various periods and from various generations of Sami artists, ranging from John Savio (b. 1902) to Ragna Misvær Grønstad (b. 1984), who have in common that they explore various graphic techniques. The exhibition’s title Conventus, taken from a woodcut by Geir Tore Holm, is a Latin word that has several meanings, of which two are “meeting” and “gathering”.

Thomas Colbengtson, Eva Eira, Aage Gaup, Ragna Misvær Grønstad, Trygve Lund Guttormsen, Geir Tore Holm, Arnold Johansen, Iver Jåks, Oddmund Kristiansen, Hans Ragnar Mathisen, Inga Nordsletta Pedersen, John Savio, Katarina Pirak Sikku, Lena Stenberg, and Kristin Tårnesvik.

The printmakers association Norske Grafikere turns a hundred in 2019. In connection with the centennial, exhibitions will be held all over Norway throughout the year with a focus on printmaking as an artform.

The curatorial work on the exhibition was shared by SDG and Skinn (Se Kunst i Nord-Norge). Curators: Kristoffer Dolmen and Elise Cosme Hoedemakers.

In conjunction with the exhibition at SDG, a separate exhibition of prints will be held at the same time at RDM/the Sami Museum in Karasjok. For more information, see

The exhibition is a collaboration between Sami Center for Contemporary Art and RDM/Sami Art Collection in Karasjok. This interdisciplinary collaboration is supported by Arts Council Norway and is part of the Samisk metode for kunstformidling 2019–2021 project.

Exhibition Period July 13 – August 8