Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Nordeuropa-Institut

ART FROM SÁPMI: The Complexities of Repatriation

In this talk, Sámi archaeologist and museologist Dr. Liisa-Rávná Finbog, artist Outi Pieski and archaeologist Eeva-Kristiina Harlin will focus on the relationship between Indigenous source communities and museums, and their asymmetrical relations of power.
  • ART FROM SÁPMI: The Complexities of Repatriation
  • 2021-08-26T16:00:00+02:00
  • 2021-08-26T18:00:00+02:00
  • In this talk, Sámi archaeologist and museologist Dr. Liisa-Rávná Finbog, artist Outi Pieski and archaeologist Eeva-Kristiina Harlin will focus on the relationship between Indigenous source communities and museums, and their asymmetrical relations of power.
  • Wann 26.08.2021 von 16:00 bis 18:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)
  • Wo Online via Facebook Live
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The Complexities of Repatriation

LIISA-RÁVNÁ FINBOG, OUTI PIESKI & EEVA-KRISTIINA HARLIN
The presentation will be in English and
streamed live to facebook!
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In this talk, Sámi archaeologist and museologist Dr. Liisa-Rávná Finbog, artist Outi Pieski and archaeologist Eeva-Kristiina Harlin will focus on the relationship between Indigenous source communities and museums, and their asymmetrical relations of power.

In her research Finbog refers to most objects in international collections radically as “dispossession”. The presentation will give insight on questions like: How can museums and source communities including such complexities, deal with terms such as “rematriation” and “restitution”, Indigenize the process of repatriation, and decolonize museums and other institutions of cultural heritage?

Following up the latest artistic developments in Norway and in preparation for the upcoming transformation of the Nordic Pavilion into the Sámi Pavilion at the Venice Biennial 2022, commissioned by Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin wishes to provide more space for knowledge transfer and information to both arts professionals and journalists, as well as a broader public about art from Sápmi. Exhibitions in the Nordic Pavilion for the International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia are commissioned by the Office of Contemporary Art Norway, Moderna Museet, Sweden and Kiasma Finnish National Gallery, Finland, who each take turns as lead commissioner of the Nordic Pavilion.


Please join us for this talk! https://fb.me/e/E8I8gAXl
The presentation will be in English and streamed live to facebook!
 

LIISA-RÁVNÁ FINBOG

currently accomplished her PhD with the publication ‘It Speaks to You - Making kin of people, duodji, and stories in Sámi museums’.
In 2020 she was also appointed as one of three to curate the transformation of the Nordic Pavilion into the Sámi Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in 2022.

 

OUTI PIESKI

is a Sámi visual artist who has been exhibiting internationally for over two decades. Her paintings and installations delve with the Arctic region and the interdependence of nature and culture. Her work combines the Sámi craft tradition of duodji and contemporary art practices to reopen conversations about the Sámi people within transnational discourses. Her work with archaeologist Eeva-Kristiina Harlin in a project Máttaráhku ládjogahpir - Foremother´s Hat of Pride inquires into the knowledges of her foremothers through practices of revitalisation, rematriation and actualisation of the larger biocultural reality of the Sámi people.

 

EEVA-KRISTIINA HARLIN

is a PhD-researcher at the University of Oulu. Her research deals with the change of paradigm in the repatriation politics of Sámi tangible heritage and especially the shift from repatriation to rematriation of cultural heritage in Sámi contexts. Her background is in archaeology, osteoarchaeology and Sámi studies. She is specialised in Sámi collections in European and Nordic museums. Harlin has published several articles related to repatriation politics and lately published a book together with Sámi visual artist Outi Pieski, titled Ládjogahpir – Máttaráhkuid gábagahpir The Ládjogahpir – The Foremothers` Hat of Pride where they study the concept of rematriation.