William Hogarth’s Topographies: A Series of Conversations
Topography is central to William Hogarth’s canonical progress series, in which London settings play a decisive narrative role. Lesser-known works by the artist, however, also engage with topographical representation. Pierre Von-Ow’s online exhibition “William Hogarth’s Topographies” considers the artist’s illustrations of national and colonized geographies beyond the metropole. Among international topographical views are Hogarth’s illustrations of Sápmi in the Scandinavian north, referred to at the time as “Lapland.”
Artist Joar Nango and art historian Mathias Danbolt will discuss the legacy of historical representations of the Sámi and also their reworking of colonial archives in the service of Indigenous Sámi self-determination.