Bakom hörnet vindens jojk

9 October 202022 August 2021
Previous exhibition

Katarina Pirak Sikku, Luotto / Tracks, 2012.

The exhibition Bakom hörnet vindens jojk [Around the Corner, the Wind’s Joikat Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum presents a geographic and cultural landscape that is distant, yet familiar. A wind-worn face in the midnight sun, a pile of wooden boards under a tarp in a messy back yard, large-scale industry, and impressions in the ground that tell a story of belonging. Duchamp’s bottle rack, jawbones from reindeer joined together in protest, the hiss of the wind in a mobile phone, Orion over the road on a pitch-black day, a foxtail, functional clothing, and barren fells are all fragments of stories from different times and places that are represented in the exhibition. 

Britta Marakatt Labba, Mánnu / Moon, 1996. Photo: RDM-Samisk Kunstmagasin, Maaike Halbertsma
Geir Tore Holm, Bieggaleavga / Wind Flag, 2017.

There is an experience, rich in contrast and complexity, that recurs throughout the challenges, comforts, and humour expressed by this set of works, all of which incorporate multiple dimensions of Sápmi. These works address both the specific and the universally human – in concrete terms as well as in ephemeral, ungraspable ones. 

Sissel M. Bergh, Saake 1386/1910, 2014.
Marja Helander, Dat guhte eahket guovlluid geahcada, Ohcejohka Áibmejohka Suopma / Looking Into The Nightfall, Ohcejohka Áibmejohka Finland, 2018.

Participating artists

Britta Marakatt-Labba (Swe), Katarina Pirak Sikku (Swe), Erika Stöckel (Swe), Máret Ánne Sara (No), Synnøve Persen (No), Aslaug Magdalena Juliussen (No), Silje Figenschou Thoresen (No), Geir Tore Holm (No), Sissel M. Bergh (No), Elina Waage Mikalsen (No), Outi Pieski (Fi), Marja Helander (Fi), Joar Nango (No) och Matti Aikio (Fi), Lada Suomenrinne (Fi).

The exhibition is produced by Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum in collaboration with guest curators Carola Grahn and Maria Ragnestam.

The title of the exhibition is taken from a poem by Inghilda Tapio, from her 2001 collection Inte för det att [Not Simply Because].  

With support from Stockholm Stad.

Geir Tore Holm, Bieggaleavga / Wind Flag, 2017.
Erika Stöckel, Input / Hidden / Output, 2020.
Participating crafters, at the photo: Lova Lundberg, Tilde-Ristin Kuoljok, Nadja Blind Labba, Robert Gaelok Sundell, Per Thomas Aira Balto, Johannes Nilsson