The spring season begins with two exhibitions dealing with identity, affinity and belonging – or not belonging – from a multicultural perspective.

Annika Dahlsten & Markku Laakso


Annika Dahlsten & Markku Laakso present an exhibition inspired by Laakso’s family history.

In 1930, his great grandparents, Simoni and Ella-Stiina Laakso, travelled from their village in Finnish Lapland to Germany, in order to be exhibited as a Sámi in various zoos. The job of the Sámi caravan was to show their own everyday life, including catching reindeers with a lasso. Through animation, photographs and video works, the artists documented their own journey from Lapland to southern Africa, via Germany, in an attempt to relive the zoo life and the grandparents’ experience of that period.

Annika Dahlsten &
Markku Laakso,
Diorama, 2016
Röda Sten Konsthall 2018© Hendrik Zeitler

Installation view

Do you want to see more? You can see more images from the exhibition in our Flickr album. You can also find albums with photos from our other exhibitions on our Flickr.

To installation view

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