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Britta Marakatt-Labba

Under the Vast Sky

23 February — 29 May 2022

Ikon presents the first UK exhibition by renowned Sámi (Swedish) artist Britta Marakatt-Labba.

The exhibition strikes a balance between iconic embroidered pieces and more recent and new works, including epic panoramas chronicling the history, culture and cosmology of the Sámi, the Indigenous population of the northernmost parts of Scandinavia. These will be combined with works inspired by the vernacular, the domestic, the intimacy of daily life; works engaging in the contested and urgent issues of our time – climate catastrophe, contemporary terrorism linked to Nazism, and more.

The exhibition is co-curated by Jan-Erik Lundström, a curator, critic and historian of contemporary art, and former director of the Sámi Center for Contemporary Art, Karasjok, Norway.