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Britta Marakatt-Labba

Britta Marakatt-Labba

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Title: In the Night
Technique: Silkscreen
Edition: 150
Number of colours: 11
Paper: Arches Aquarelle, 356 g
Dimensions: 32.5 x 46 cm

Britta Marakatt-Labba: In the Night is about a dream to maintain Sami culture through stories about mythological events. The white reindeer pulls the ack, and the shadow follows, floating in the air. The three goddesses in the background oversee them. They are enclosed by the embracing night of November and December darkness. In the dream, we travel beyond everything and all doubts.

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. Her major international breakthrough came in 2017 when her twentyfour 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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