Let the River Flow. An Indigenous Uprising and its Legacy in Art, Ecology and Politics

Aliste, Sebastián Calfuqueo and Aikio, Matti and Bjørklund, Ivar and Boine, Mari and Catrileo, Daniela and Caycedo, Carolina and Chacon, Raven and Fjellheim, Eva Maria and García-Antón, Katya and Gaski, Harald. Let the River Flow. An Indigenous Uprising and its Legacy in Art, Ecology and Politics. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Valiz; Oslo, Norway: Office of Contemporary Art Norway, 2020.

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Abstract (English)

"The Áltá Action (c. 1978–82) radically shook the course of history in the Nordic region. Its call to ‘let the river live’ rallied against the construction of a large dam across the Álttáeatnu river on the Norwegian side of Sápmi, the Sámi homeland. The Action catapulted the demands for Indigenous sovereignty to the forefront of the politics of the time, and grew into an unexpectedly broad movement of solidarity in which Sámi artists played a central role. Many key questions raised by the Áltá Action pertinent in the region and beyond remain unresolved today. Let the River Flow makes essential reading for any discussion regarding how governments, artists and citizens will act upon these questions within the frame of today’s worldwide call for decolonisation and Indigenisation.

New essays by 24 leading Indigenous artists, writers and scholars as well as allies, together with key existing texts, focus on the significant political and artistic reverberations of the Action past and present." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Aliste, Sebastián Calfuqueo (Author); Aikio, Matti (Author); Bjørklund, Ivar (Author); Boine, Mari (Author); Catrileo, Daniela (Author); Caycedo, Carolina (Author); Chacon, Raven (Author); Fjellheim, Eva Maria (Author); García-Antón, Katya (Author); Gaski, Harald (Author); [et alii]
Dossier: 700 - ART ET POLITIQUE / ART AND POLITICS
Collation: 296 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9789492095794
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Amsterdam, Netherlands: Valiz; Oslo, Norway: Office of Contemporary Art Norway
Artists: Aikio, Matti; Boine, Mari; Aliste, Sebastián Calfuqueo; Catrileo, Daniela; Caycedo, Carolina; Chacon, Raven; Jannok, Sofia; Persen, Synnove; Sikku, Katarina Pirak; Sainte-Marie, Buffy; [et alii]
Keywords: INDIGENOUS ARTISTS; RESISTANCE; DECOLONISATION; SOVEREIGNTY
Copyright Statement: Office of Contemporary Art Norway; Valiz; the authors
Notes:

Includes biographical notes.

Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2021 14:41
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2021 19:14
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/32779
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