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Čatnosat, The Sámi Pavilion : indigenous art, knowledge and sovereignty  Cover Image Book Book

Čatnosat, The Sámi Pavilion : indigenous art, knowledge and sovereignty / editors, Liisa-Rávná Finbog, Katya García-Antón, Beaska Niillas ; artists, Pauliina Feodoroff, Máret Ánne Sara and Anders Sunna.

Biennale di Venezia 2022 : Venice, Italy), (59th : author, host institution. (Author). Finbog, Liisa-Rávná, (editor.). García-Antón, Katya, (editor.). Niillas, Beaska, (editor.). Feodoroff, Pauliina, 1977- (Added Author). Sara, Máret Ánne, 1983- (Added Author). Sunna, Anders, 1985- (Added Author).


For the first time Sámi artists will present their art and worldviews at the Biennale Arte in Venice, 2022, as a sovereign call representing Sápmi, (Sámi homeland that spans Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula). The Sámi Pavilion is a Čatnosat (= connections, networks) project that revolves around three key elements: trans-generational relations, holistic Sámi knowledge, and learning and Sámi spiritual perspectives. This book serves as a project in its own right, to provide further reflections on Sámi art and knowledge, considering Sámi notions of non-linear time and the centrality of story-telling, sound and the spoken word. The core of Čatnosat features the artworks of The Sámi Pavillion's artists Pauliina Feodoroff, Máret Ánne Sara and Anders Sunna. Around this are two sections, neither beginnings nor ends. In one, we find an experimental short play and poems, as well as stories bringing political, and Sámi spiritual and philosophical perspectives. The other section includes a dialogue with the artists; an essay highlighting the centrality and span of Sámi knowledge creation across the ages, and a glossary of Sámi words pivotal to Sámi ways of being, doing, seeing and thinking, also highlighting the Sámi philosophical relationship to their language. The book is an exercise in Sámification that highlights the importance of Indigenous holidstic perspectives today, and that centres Sámi Indigenous wisdom in all fields of art and living. Exhibition: The Sámi Pavilion, 59th Biennale Arte, Venice, Italy (23.04. - 27.11 2022).

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  • ISBN: 9789493246126
  • ISBN: 9493246124
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles, portraits ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Amsterdam : Valiz ; [2022]

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General Note:
Title from cover.
Catalog of 'The Sámi Pavilion' in the Nordic Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale die Venezia, 23 April - 27 November 2022.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Language Note:
Texts in English; some contributions in Finnish or Skolt Sámi.
Subject: Art, Modern > 21st century > Exhibitions.
Art, Sami > Exhibitions.
Sami (European people) > Exhibitions.
Arctic peoples > Exhibitions.
Art, Arctic > 21st century > Exhibitions.
Feodoroff, Pauliina, 1977- > Exhibitions.
Sara, Máret Ánne, 1983- > Exhibitions.
Sunna, Anders, 1985- > Exhibitions.
Biennale di Venezia (59th : 2022 : Venice, Italy). Sámi Pavilion > Exhibitions.

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