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Lena Stenberg to exhibit photographs at Kiruna Airport

2014-07-01, kl. 16:25

What is it like to live as a Saami today? That is the question posed by Lena Stenberg in her artistic work as a photographer. Ms Stenberg’s point of departure is the Saami village she grew up in, which takes a primary place in her heart and creative process. See her exhibition “Sámpi 2000” after the security checkpoint at Kiruna Airport from July 25 to October 23.

Nature, the Saami settlements and Saami people are most important to Lena Stenberg. But it is also a question of a lifestyle, of adapting to society in general. Living a modern life and what the costs of that are – how can this be resisted when other interests determine matters and are increasingly taking over in life? This exhibition is an account in images of Saami life today, how vital it is and yet so fragile.  

Lena Stenberg plays a key role in the Saami art world. The forces characterising that world today can be described as diversity and dynamic change. They range across a number of different art disciplines, from Saami arts and crafts to a more political activist form of art, with installations, photography and guerrilla art. Lena Stenberg is part of the latter work, and she is sharing some of her photos at Kiruna Airport.

The exhibition is located after the security checkpoint and can only be visited by departing passengers with a boarding card.

Lena Stenberg

Lena Stenberg was born and raised in the northern Swedish province of Norrbotten. From 1986 to 1990, she attended the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. Ms Stenberg has worked in a variety of positions as designer, project manager and set designer. She has held a number of solo and group exhibitions in Sweden and abroad, and her work is displayed in different sculptural parks in Sweden.