The Sámi Pavilion
In an historic first, the Nordic Pavilion in the Giardini della Biennale is transforming into ‘The Sámi Pavilion’, with a project commissioned by Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) featuring the Sámi artists Pauliina Feodoroff, Máret Ánne Sara and Anders Sunna.
`The Sámi Pavilion´ celebrates the art and sovereignty of the Indigenous Sámi people, whose nation extends across the Nordic countries and into the Kola Peninsula in Russia.
The Sámi Pavilion exhibition is curated by a group consisting of Sámi scholar Liisa-Rávná Finbog, Director and Chief Curator of OCA Katya García-Antón, and Sámi land guardian Beaska Niillas; curatorial assistants: Liv Brissach, Raisa Porsanger and Martina Petrelli.
ÁRRAN 360° is presented as an official part of the extended program of ´The Sámi Pavilion´ at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale de Venezia. The project is developed in close collaboration with the Office for Contemporary Art Norway and funded by the Norwegian Film Institute.