OCA is proud to announce the opening of the exhibition Let the River Flow. The Sovereign Will and the Making of a New Worldliness on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6pm.
The People's Action against the Áltá-
International Archives 1st half of 2018
Exhibition April 12 -
0551 Oslo (Norway). T +47 23 23 31 50.
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The Áltá action was a reaction to the profound impact on Sámi communities—their livelihoods, their cultural heritage, and as environmental protectors—of the flooding by the dam of large areas of Sápmi. The resistance movement was as unprecedented within the history of social protest in Europe, as was its dramatic climax—the Sámi hunger strikes in Oslo in 1979. Moreover the Áltá action was part of a new environmental consciousness of the 1970s, as well as the emerging histories of Indigenous empowerment of the time.
Today the action elicits bitter-
Let the River Flow is the fruit of three years of dialogue with artists, scholars, and peoples across Sápmi (whose land traverses four nation-
Let the River Flow is curated by Katya García-
Artworks, performances and lectures will be presented by: Nabil Ahmed, Áillohaš/Nils-
Design: Hans Gremmen.