The artist Fadlabi (b. 1975, Sudan) presents his artwork Sadaqah Jariyah – On behalf of Nils Amund Raknerud on the Ice Road's wind shelters in Luleå in connection to Luleåbiennalen 2024.
Artist Fadlabi transforms Luleå’s Ice Road wind shelters with colours, patterns, and calligraphy inspired by his Sudanese roots, referencing forms of community care for both the living and those who have passed. Fadlabi dedicates this artwork to his mentor, the Norwegian writer Nils Amund Raknerud, and evokes thoughts about collective responsibility towards the other.
The artwork is beginning to take shape already in mid-December, and is gradually concretizing through texts and patterns on the shelters.
Luleåbiennalen 2024 – On the threshold of 1:1
The intersection between Art and Architecture is the starting point for the 2024 edition of the Luleå Biennial with the aim to address the drastic changes in Norrbotten’s built and natural environments. The artistic directors Aude Christel Mgba and Bruno Alves de Almeida present On the threshold of 1:1, which will gather artistic and architectural positions that shed light on the resilient practices and empowering alternatives emerging from contexts of profound transition and transformation. The Luleå Biennial will take place in Boden, Kiruna, Luleå and Messaure between 2 March – 26 May 2024.
The Luleå Biennial is Scandinavia's oldest art biennial, initiated in 1991 and since 2018 organized by Konstfrämjandet (The People's Movement for Art Promotion). Luleåbiennalen 2024 is carried out in cooperation and with the support of many actors and contributors in and outside of Norrbotten. The artwork on the Ice Road is a collaboration between Konstfrämjandet Norrbotten and the municipality of Luleå.