Included as part of this year’s Nuit Blanche in Montreal, QC, the a multimedia installation piece “Memory Keepers /Gardiens des mémoires” by Jesse Tungilik, Jason Sikoak, Megan Kyak-Monteith, Darcie Bernhardt, Tom McLeod, Glenn Gear and Caroline Monnet took over the FOFA Gallery courtyard at Concordia University to explore themes of memory, tradition and urban life.
Accompanying the historic apology from the federal government for the treatment of Inuit across Inuit Nunangat evacuated from their communities in the North during the mid-twentieth century for tuberculosis treatment, we revisit the carvings produced during patient stays in southern sanitariums that provide an invaluable record of this chapter of Canadian history in stone.
Despite the fact that love and sex in the Canadian Arctic is not new, images of erotic scenes have rarely graced the pages of the Inuit Art Quarterly. Here, a writer and curator pushes past voyeuristic taboos to bring us into the pulse of recent erotic Inuit art.
Over 750 contemporary sculptures, 120 works on paper and 25 examples of historical material by Inuit artists from across the North were donated to the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, QC by the estate of Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Perkins Hess.