Per Adde: Life and Work

We are delighted to announce an exhibition of Per Adde’s art in Bergen. The exhibition will run from 16 August to 8 September at Kunstgarasjen.

Throughout much of his life and through his art, Per Adde has been strongly involved in the struggles for the rights of the Sami people. He took an active part in the Alta campaign in the early 1980s and has played a key role in the fight for the establishment of the Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park (an engagement for which he has been awarded the King’s Merit Medal). For Adde, art and social and political engagement are closely linked, but at the same time independent of an art that is uncompromising in its artistic expression.

Rakel Surlien, Minister of Environmental Affairs in Norway from 1983 to 1986, will open the exhibition and Per Adde will discuss his artistry and political engagement – and the relationship between art and political engagement.

The exhibition has been supported by Fritt-Ord and Bergen Kommune.