One As Another

Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? Exhibiting One as Another have been inspired by these issues, and to answer or wonder about these questions, we depend on each other. The exhibition is especially interested in the human meetings. “I have chosen to focus on our similarities more than our differences,” says curator Mariangela Mendez. One as Another present thirteen artists from Canada, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Norway, Sweden and the United States. It is the first major exhibition of Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš / Sami Center for contemporary art with a global indigenous peoples perspective.

What constitutes our identity as individuals and as a collective? How do we create it? What is a stranger, and who is the other? How do we meet each other, you and me, we and they? The meetings are motivated by curiosity. Sometimes we are ruled by the fear of the unknown, and we build walls to protect us.

We can let ourselves be guided by anticipation and curiosity, knowing that each meeting may change us, that each meeting gives us something, “we” becomes “they”.
Inspired by such questions, curator Mariangela Mendez has put together the exhibition, One as Another. Thirteen indigenous artists from Canada, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Norway, Sweden and the United States. They contribute works that depict the topics where mutual dependence on human- and cross-cultural meetings, where identities and languages, rights to their origins and for a future are constantly changing. A rich and engaging contemporary exhibition with works of art, installations, video, crafts and more.

The exhibition opens on 3 June at. 18:00. Curator and several of the artists present. We invite you to lectures, music and refreshments.

Attending artists at the opening ečhibition are Benvenuto Chavajay, Nicola Consuegra, Carola Grahn, Ana González, Dylan Miner, Sandra Monterroso, Delcy Morelos, Joar Nango, Mattias Olofsson, Edinson Quiñones, Liliana Sánchez, Pablo Sigg and Eduardo Soriano.

The exhibition is a collaboration with the Havremagasinet (Boden / Sweden), where it was shown earlier.

For more information and press material, please contact: Jan-Erik Lundström, Sami Dáiddaguovddáš, +47 94138797,