05 Mar 2022
Even as national borders have separated Indigenous peoples and, at times, pitted them against each other, their culture and art have traveled effortlessly across the Arctic landscape through the movements of the wind, sun and reindeer herds, creating a network of Arctic highways.
While invisible, these highways are cultural and spiritual, and they continue to thrive. Despite living in different countries and on different continents, the Indigenous people of the Arctic highways still regard themselves as peoples with kindred spirits. In Arctic Highways, these twelve Indigenous artists tell their own story, through their own experiences, using their own forms of expression.
The exhibition aims to foster understanding, pique interest, create bridges and put the knowledge of the Indigenous peoples on the global art map. It asks visitors to join the journey along the Arctic highways of culture and life that stretches from the past into the future—without ever passing a border. The exhibition is on display in House of Sweden through July 17, 2022.
Learn more on houseofsweden.com.
House of Sweden is open to the general public on weekends between 12-5 pm. A guide is available on site.