Outi Pieski is based in Ohcejohka (Utsjoki), Finland, in the Sámi cultural region referred to as Sápmi. Sápmi is the traditional territory of the Sámi people that extends across northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola peninsula in Russia. In painting, printmaking, photography, and installations, Pieski raises questions about ancestral return, Indigenous peoples' rights, and the relationship between humans, animals, and land.
This is Pieski's debut large-scale exhibition in the UK. It begins with several early works, tracing the artist's development across materials, processes, and influences and increasing involvement as a spokesperson, activist and advocate for Sámi people's rights and environmental stewardship.
Eeva-Kristiina Nylander specialises in Sámi collections in Nordic and European museums, exploring ethical questions and repatriation. Nylander has worked in Sámi museums in Norway and Finland, as well as the Historical Museum in Sweden. Currently she’s working on The Sámi Collection at Museum Europäischer Kulturen (MEK) in Berlin, Germany. In 2020, Eeva-Kristiina Nylander and Outi Pieski launched the book Ládjogahpir - Máttaráhkuid gábagahpir, that presents the past, future, and present stories of the Sámi horn hat - the ládjogahpir - and the rematriation of its existence, use, making and wearing.
The In Conversation takes place 12.00 - 13.00 and the talk takes place 15.00 -16.00.
The talk and performance will be BSL interpreted.