Pikene på Broen took to the road to Karasjok last week with Russian and Norwegian artists to attend the Sami Center for Contemporary Art and the Office for Contemporary Art Norway’s event ‘Thinking at the Edge of the World. Perspectives from the North’. The public program at the Sami Parliment in Karasjok included the launch of the second volume of documenta 14’s journal South as a State of Mind which was presented by documenta Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk and Editor-in-Chief of Publications Quinn Latimer.

Pikene på Broen was thrilled to attend the event and bring Norwegian and Russian artists who are part of our 2016 BAR International artist in residency program along for the journey. The trip opened up new perspectives for the artists and gave context to indigenous rights in Scandinavia whilst providing an opportunity to connect with our contacts from OCA, the Sami Center for Contemporary Art as well as Sami politicians and activists.

Artists that travelled with us to Karasjok were:

Anya Andrzhievskaya (RU)
Knut Åsdam (NO)
Kjetil Berge (NO)
Olga Jitlina (RU)
Asya Marakulina (RU)
Ina Otzko (NO)
Tatyana Priyatkina-Weinstein (RU)

Special thanks to the Sami Parliment, the Sami Center for Contemporary Art, OCA and the documenta14 team for arranging the inspiring program of speakers.