Sami Center for Contemporary Art (SDG) has produced exhibitions for tour in 2019. All the exhibitions consist of Sami contemporary art and art duodji (dáiddaduodji) (handicraft) from the world’s largest collection of Sami contemporary art and art duodji, managed by RiddoDuottarMuseat-Samisk Kunstmagasin (RDM-SDM) in Karasjok. The collection of Sami contemporary art and art duodji has an annual growth and consists about 1400 works. The exhibitions are part of a 3-year project collaboration between RiddoDuottarMuseat (RDM) and SDG.
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The exhibitions are curated by Kristoffer Dolmen, Director of SDG.

ILLUMINATION

26.9 – 3.11. Stormen Bibliotek, Bodø

24.8. – 22.9. Kulturbadet Galleri, Sandnessjøen

28.6. – 11.8. Vefsn Museum, Mosjøen

25.4. – 11. 6. Hamsunsenteret, Hamarøy

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Illumination is a group ehibition of nine Sami artists, all dedicated to exploring painting as a medium and the possibilities of visual language. This is not an exhibition that focuses on political issues and identity issues that several major exhibitions with Sami art have done in recent years, the exhibition focuses more on form and spirituality. The problem we can easily say is the painting itself! The exhibition shows trends from how the painting has evolved from the 1970s to the present day by including artists of different generations and traditions. The exhibition contains paintings of varied sizes and the motifs are largely abstract and more suggestive.
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Artists
Per Enokssen, Asbjørn Forsøget, Josef Halse, May-Liss Nilsen, Elly Mathilde Novvale, Synnøve Persen, Outi Pieski, Lena Stenberg and Stein Erik Wouhti.

TIME FOR SCULPTURE #1 MUORAS ÁRDNAN

15.6. – 1.9. Várjjat Sámi Musea /Varanger Samiske Museum, Varangerbotn

 

This exhibition focuses on the use of wood as the main material in sculptures and objects. This traditional use of wood has a special significance in Sápmi in both sculpture and duodji.

Iver Jåks has a particular importance in this connection not only as a considerable artist but also as an inspiration for those artists who came after him. The exhibition is one of a series of three that explores how Sami artists operate with 3 dimensional works as objects, sculptures and installations. The exhibits are based on loans from the Sami art depot in Karasjok.
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Artists

Jon Ole Andersen, Folke Fjällström, Aage Gaup, Annelise Josefsen, Per Isak Juuso, Iver Jåks, Håvard Larsen, Max Lundström, Randi Marainen, Margrethe Pettersen, Maj-Lis Skaltje and Ingunn Utsi.

HÁBMET HÁMI / MAKING FORM

11.10. – 8.12. Tromsø Kunstforening

9.3. – 17.4. Terminal B – Pikene på Broen, Kirkenes
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Making Form meets artists with a strong relationship both to form and materials andto spiritual and sensual knowledge. This exhibition provides a new perspective on Sami artistic expression, traditions and development. It is a combination of recent, important key-stoneworks by a number of artists, loaned from RiddoDuottarMuseum’s art collection.
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Artists
Silje Figenshou Thorensen, Geir Tore Holm, Rose-Marie Huuva, Randi Marainen, Elly Mathilde Novvale-Johnsen, Ann-Elise Pettersen Hyndøy, Raisa Porsanger, Alf Salo, Morten Torgesrud and Kristin Tårnesvik.