Welcome to a conversation between artist Outi Pieski and archaeologist Eeva-Kristiina Nylander (formerly Harlin), in the presence of two foremothers’ ládjogahpir hats from the Nordiska museet archives.
Outi Pieski and Eeva-Kristiina Nylander discuss issues such as the significance of museum objects or belongings to Sámi communities, why repatriation is important and what the concept of rematriation means. The conversation is in English. During the event, Sámi yoik singer Ingá-Máret Gaup-Juuso will perform some old luohtti, a Sámi vocal tradition. The yoik will help the foremothers remember the culture, society, family, and their homeland Sápmi, the land of the Sami and its nature.
Pieski’s exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall is part of the interdisciplinary rematriation project Máttaráhku ládjogahpir—The Foremother’s Hat of Pride (2017–2020), which the artist has operated together with Eeva-Kristiina Nylander. The project investigates the colonisation of the mind and body in Sami women’s history through the story of one object – the ládjogahpir hat.
Entrance fee to the exhibition is included in the price. Limited admission.
Image: Outi Pieski, The 47 Most Wanted Foremothers / 47 eanemus ohccojuvvon máttaráhkkut, 2019. Detail.