Britta Marakatt-Labba: Market Art Fair

Dajatkeahttá / Det Osagda / The Unsaid
12.5 - 14.5. 2023
Booth 24, Liljevalchs, Stockholm

Opening hours
Friday, May 12: 5.30 - 8 pm (opening night)
Saturday, May 13: 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday, May 14: 11 am - 5 pm

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Since the fall of 2015, we have had the great honour of representing Britta Marakatt-Labba. During these years, we have gained a deeper understanding of her work and her significant contributions to contemporary art. We are incredibly proud of our collaboration and happy for the opportunity to present her works at the 2023 edition of Market Art Fair in Stockholm.

The exhibition The Unsaid offers you as a visitor a unique opportunity to experience a generous selection of Marakatt-Labba’s embroideries up close. Her works are known for their impressive level of detail and complexity, as well as their focus on Sami culture, identity, and mythology. But through her art, Marakatt-Labba also seeks to highlight important environmental issues and draw attention to people’s relationship with nature. She shows how humans and nature are interdependent and how important it is that we take responsibility for our impact on the environment. Her works serve as a reminder that we all have a role to play when it comes to protecting our planet and its resources.

Britta Marakatt-Labba was born in 1951 and grew up in a reindeer herding family in the Saarivuoma Sámi village. She began her artistic career in 1979 after completing her studies at the School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg. Early on, she and other newly educated Sámi artists worked to build and establish a Sámi artists’ organisation.

Today, Britta lives and works in Övre Soppero and has been an active artist for over 40 years. Her major international breakthrough came in 2017 when her twenty-four metres long embroidery Historja was shown at the contemporary art exhibition Documenta 14. For her art and artistic accomplishments, she has received several awards and cultural prizes, including the Illis Quorum (2017), the Stig Dagerman Prize (2019), and the Prince Eugen Medal (2020). Last year, she participated in the main exhibition of the Venice Biennale.

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Britta Marakatt-Labba

Nástealmmi vuolde / Beneath the Starry Sky, 2022
Embroidery and applique, 40 x 52.5 cm

Britta Marakatt-Labba

Ođđa ulbmilat / New Goals, 2022
Embroidery and applique, 40 x 48.5 cm

Britta Marakatt-Labba

Máilmmiviidosaš liegganeapmi / Global warming, 2021
Embroidery and applique, 122 x 134 cm