Outi Pieski's award exhibition titled Čuolmmadit has opened! The title of the exhibition is in the Northern Sámi language and means "to tie many knots". It refers not only to the installation that has taken over the exhibition space and was tied from threads, but also to the Sámi craft techniques applied by her in many of her works. Use of the forms, colours and techniques of Sámi craft requires learning skills that were forgotten due to colonisation. It enables people to study their own culture and breathe new life into it.
The exhibition is part of an award given to the artist in 2017 by the Fine Arts Academy of Finland and it was organised in collaboration with the Academy.
Photo: Ari Karttunen / EMMA