|||Siri Hermansen: TRUE NORTH Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš / Samisk senter for Samtidskunst 6. Oktober – 20. November, 2016
The continued exploitation of natural resources and neo-colonial politics in Sápmi and Northern Fennoscandia are central themes in Siri Hermansen's exhibition True North at the Sami Centre for Contemporary Art. Articulated in video works, photographs, objects and installations, Siri Hermansen scrutinize the conflicts between reindeer herding and the mining industry, and between a living Sami culture and the nation states that colonized Sápmi. One particular focal point, real and symbolic, is King Harald's official apology to the Sami peoples at the 1997 inauguration of the Norwegian Sami Parliament.