Olof Marsja // EN HOP MATERIELLA AVBILDER AV VÄRLDEN SOM SKYMTAR I SINNETS PERIFERI

Welcome to visit the exhibition EN HOP MATERIELLA AVBILDER AV VÄRLDEN SOM SKYMTAR I SINNETS PERIFERI.

Olof Marsja (b. 1986, Gällivare, Sweden) works with sculptural expressions that analyze and mix the ultra-modern contemporary digital reality and pop culture with history and traditions related to his Sámi heritage and Duodji (Sámi crafts).

Crafts and materials are central to Marsja’s research, and his works are deeply marked by the diversity of practical knowledge and references characterizing the hybrid forms in which he seriously and humorously analyzes questions related to history, the contemporary world and identity.

Marsja is graduated at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts & Design, Stockholm (2017) and he has received the Scholarship of Maria Bonnier Dahlin in 2019. He has exhibited his works at Göteborgs Konsthall (2020), Bonniers Konsthall (Stockholm, 2019), Steinsland-Berliner Gallery ( Stockholm, 2019), Luleå Biannual (2018) among others. This exhibition here at Sami Center for Contemporary Art is Marsja’s first separate institutional exhibition, and he will also be mentioned at an important research program at Rösshka Museum of Arts and Crafts ( Gothenburg, 2021). Olof Marsja lives and works in Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden.

 

Opening event cancelled

Due to the covid spread escalation in Kárášjohka, there will be no opening event. We have also cancelled guided group tours at the gallery until the covid situation stabilizes. You are still welcome to visit the gallery during our opening hours. We encourage all our visitors to please wash hands, wear mask and keep distance. Stay at home if you have any symptoms. We allow maximum 10 visitors in the gallery at the same time.

We encourage everyone to follow covid infection control rules.

Thank you for contributing.

 

Photo: Tiden, 2021. Photographer: Olof Marsja.