Mygration is a booklet developed to accompany the exhibition Mygration which is hosted by ASI together with All My Relations Arts (AMRA) February 3, 2024 – May 26, 2024.
In Mygration, the work of Sámi artist Colbengtson and Swedish artist Folkebrant explores issues of migration, herd mentality, time, and forgotten past. Colbengtson selected and printed archival photos of Sámi immigrants of Alaska, which are paired with Folkebrant’s large-scale paintings of the eight seasons of Sápmi, illustrating the Sámi concept of time and the life of the reindeer. The paintings are hung in a circle with the photographs at the center, inviting the visitor to become immersed in a panoramic image.
Explanatory text and images of art from the exhibition, an essay by Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen, and biographies of Folkebrant and Tomas make up this unique book.