2015-08-13, kl. 15:00
The works in the exhibition, the name of which refers to Sweden’s national anthem but with an added question mark, will be on display from August 14 to October 15 in the departure hall, after the security checkpoint.
Protest, anger, sorrow – these are key words in Anders Sunna’s art. Prior to the exhibition, he had this to say:
“I grew up in a conflict in which the Swedish state tried to break down my family. Despite this, you become strong about who you are and what you stand for and have the courage to show your dissatisfaction with the help of art, which has been my weapon. You don’t have to be a Sami to recognise yourself in my work. It’s enough to feel you’re that little person who may be right but has never had recompense.”
The exhibition is a joint effort between Swedavia, the art resource centre Resurscentrum Konst Norrbotten and the artist. Welcome to the autumn kick-off at Kiruna Airport.
About Anders Sunna
Anders Sunna was born in Kiruna and grew up in Kieksiäisvaar in a Sami family of reindeer herders whose reindeer branding mark was revoked and who were forced to move by the Swedish state in 1986. Sunna trained as a house painter in Kiruna and graduated from the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm School of Art in 2009. Today he works full-time as an artist. He uses a great variety of techniques with a focus on expression, narrative and feeling. People should be moved and curious. Sunna has won numerous grants, held a number of solo exhibitions and taken part in group exhibitions around the world.