2018.02.10 - 2018.04.15

Annika Dahlsten och Markku Laakso – Diorama

The spring season begins with two exhibitions dealing with identity, affinity and belonging - or not belonging - from a multicultural perspective.

Annika Dahlsten & Markku Laakso present an exhibition inspired by Laakso’s family history.  
In 1930, his great grandparents, Simoni and Ella-Stiina Laakso, travelled from their village in Finnish Lapland to Germany, in order to be exhibited as a Sámi in various zoos. The job of the Sámi caravan was to show their own everyday life, including catching reindeers with a lasso. Through animation, photographs and video works, the artists documented their own journey from Lapland to southern Africa, via Germany, in an attempt to relive the zoo life and the grandparents’ experience of that period.

Images of the installation

Annika Dahlsten & Markku Laakso - Diorama
Photo: Hendrik Zeitler

Exhibition catalogue

Opening hours  The exhibition is open 10 February - 15 April
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12 noon - 5 pm
Wednesdays 12 noon - 8 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon - 6 pm

Guided tours

Saturdays 4 - 5 pm
Included in the admission fee: 40 kr (reduced price: 20 kr, for seniors, students and unemployed. Free entrance for those under 26 years old)

Note: the guided tours are held in Swedish if nothing else is stated