Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) announces today (October 14, 2020), from the Sámi Parliament in Kárášjohka, in the Norwegian part of Sápmi, that Sámi artists Pauliina Feodoroff, Máret Ánne Sara and Anders Sunna will represent Sápmi, their Sámi homeland, and transform the Nordic Pavilion into the Sámi Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in 2022. This is an historic moment: the first time that Sámi artists are presented exclusively in a national pavilion at the Biennale Arte, and the first time the Sámi are recognised as a nation in a pavilion bearing their name.
The Kunsthalle Nürnberg is presenting an impressive selection of Exposures, which currently consists of about 160 individual series, in the exhibition Barbara Probst: Streets, Fashion, Nudes, Still Lifes, beginning with Exposure #1: N. Y. C., 545 8th Avenue, 01.07.00, 10:37 p.m., which was created in 2000 on the roof of a high-rise in New York. The exhibition also features current works from early 2020, taken by Probst in New York during the shutdown necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The streets and squares of the city are abandoned, and the hyperactive hustle of the business world has been halted. Enhanced by this unaccustomed state of standstill, architectural and urban details are revealed that we would probably not have noticed in everyday life.