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Hacking Objects of Desire – Opening Reception

September 6, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Curator Kade Twist discusses the work in the new Target Gallery exhibition.

In Hacking Objects of Desire, JoarNango, Silje Figenschou Thoresen, and Sigbjørn Skåden incorporate indigenous design traditions and pragmatism into contemporary work. The exhibition of photographs, sculpture, and video draw from a previous collaborative project, Indigenuity, which presented a detailed survey of the Sámi worldview and resilience expressed through do-it-yourself ethos, creative knowledge, invention and improvisation.

The Sámi people are the indigenous people of Scandinavia, who live in the Arctic area of Sápmi, which encompasses far northern regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia.

The exhibition takes on new context—particularly when located so close to national and international policy makers in the Northern Virginia and greater Washington, D.C. area—as a critical statement about globalism, consumerism, and commercialism.

This exhibition is in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington.

Details

Date:
September 6, 2014
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Venue

Studio 2 – Target Gallery
Phone:
703.746.4590

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Target Gallery

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