installation with paintings and wood

Anders Sunna, Installation view, Illegal Spirits of Sápmi, Chapter 5, 2023 Photo: Helene Toresdotter/Moderna Museet ©Anders Sunna Bildupphovsrätt 2023

Opening: Anders Sunna – Illegal Spirits of Sápmi

Join us for the opening!

27.10 2023


Welcome to the opening of “Anders Sunna – Illegal Spirits of Sápmi”! For the first time since its acclaimed premier showing at the 2022 Venice Biennale, this work will now be on view at Moderna Museet Malmö.

The artwork measures approximately twenty meters in length, and the narrative is chronicled in six chapters that span from the 1970s to the present, with one large painting per decade. Anders Sunna portrays his family’s half-century-long conflict with the Swedish state. The disputes that have shaped the lives of three generations of the Sunna family originate in the 1971 Reindeer Husbandry Act and how it came to be interpreted. The artwork is included in the Moderna Museet Collection. 

Malmö Konstmuseum opens the exhibition “Happily Ever After” at 18.00 – 20.00 the same evening. Take the opportunity to visit our colleagues as well!