Nordic Pavilion Changes Name for 2022 Exhibition, Acknowledging Indigenous Sámi Artists Showing There

October 14th, 2020

The Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale will renamed will be renamed to the Sámi Pavilion for the exhibition’s 2022 edition, acknowledging the Sámi artists, Pauliina Feodoroff, Máret Ánne Sara, and Anders Sunna, showing there.  “The global pandemic, the impact of climate change, and worldwide calls for decolonization are leading us all to focus on alternative possibilities for our future and that of our planet,” says Katya García-Antón, the director of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway and the lead commissioner of the pavilion. “At this pivotal moment, it is vital to consider Indigenous ways of relating to the environment and to each other.”

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