Artist talk with Elena Mazzi

Sápmi Flatbed, 2022, and The upcoming Polar Silk Road, 2021. Elena Mazzi, Norrbottens museum. Photographer Thomas Hämén.

Elena Mazzi presents her residency in collaboration with GLAS – Glacial Archaeology in Sápmi at Norrbottens museum.

Elena Mazzi was invited to a residency arranged by the Luleå Biennial in collaboration with GLAS – Glaciär arkeologi i Sápmi (Glacial archaeology in Sápmi), a multi-disciplinary research project that highlights both newer and older findings that have emerged from melting glaciers and snow patches as a result of climate change. These objects promise to expand our knowledge of prehistoric Sápmi, as well as informing us about how the land has been utilised in modern times.

 
The event opens with a welcoming speech by Henrik Ygge, Norrbottens Museum. Onkar Kular and Christina Zetterlund, curators of the Luleå Biennial 2022, present their ideas for the 2022 biennial and talk about the three main themes: Snow and Ice, Extractivism and Crafting Beyond the Wastelands.
Jannica Grimbe then introduces the interdiciplinary research project GLAS (Glacial Archaeology in Sápmi) and artist Elena Mazzi presents her new work.
 
Address: Storgatan 2.
 
The number of participants is limited. If the space is full it is also possible to visit Galleri Syster or Pontusbadet (Bastugatan 6) during this time.