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Arctic Highways Exhibition

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Category: Exhibit
Start date: 15 Apr 2023 12:00 PM
End date: 22 Jul 2023 06:00 PM
Street / Location: 58 Park Ave
City / town: New York City
Country: New York, USA
Organizer: Scandinavia House
Name: Scandinavia House
Email: info@amscan.org
Phone: 212.779.3587
Homepage: www.scandinaviahouse.org/events/arctic-highways/

Arctic Highways — Unbounded Indigenous People brings together the artwork and handicrafts of 12 Indigenous artists from Sápmi, Canada and Alaska in an exhibition highlighting the thriving cultural and spiritual communities of the Arctic region.
Curated by Indigenous artists Tomas Colbengtson, Gunvor Guttorm, Dan Jĺma and Britta Marakatt-Labba, the exhibition includes their own works alongside those of artists Matti Aikio, Marja Helander, Laila Susanna Kuhmunen, Olof Marsja, Máret Ánne Sara, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Maureen Gruben and Meryl McMaster.

The exhibition includes a wide range of artworks and duodji Sámi handicrafts including Britta Marakatt-Labba’s narrative embroidery portraying motifs from Sámi culture and history and sculpture works by Máret Ánne Sara utilizing traditional objects such as the komsekula silver amulet (believed in Sámi culture to have protective powers).

Other works include recent photographs of Marja Helander emphasizing the dependence between humans and nature through northern landscapes and portraits; and Sonya Kelliher-Combs’s personal mixed-media visual art focusing on the changing North and our relationship to nature and each other.