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Britta Marakatt-Labba

Britta Marakatt-Labba

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Title: Part of the history
Technique: Lithograph, edition of 150
Dimensions: 27x86 cm

The lithograph "Part of the history" contains parts from Britta's 24-meter long embroidery "History" which was shown during Documenta 14 in 2017, which was her international breakthrough. The embroidery was created between 2003 - 2007 and depicts Sami history and mythology in snapshots. The embroidery is today permanently hanging in the University of Tromsø.

Britta Marakatt-Labba was born in 1951 and grew up in a reindeer herding family in Idivuoma, Karesuando. She began her artistic career in 1979 after completing her studies at the School of Art and Design in Gothenburg. Early on, she became involved with other Sami newly trained artists in building and forming a Sami artists' organization.

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