Running from October 17 to 21 in Toronto, ON, this edition annual all-Indigenous imagineNATIVE festival includes feature length films by familiar faces such as Lucy Tulugarjuk and Zacharias Kunuk alongside VR, digital works and exhibitions by artists and filmmakers from Sápmi to Greenland. From fantasy and adventure to experimental film, music video and documentaries, we’ve rounded up the best offerings from the Circumpolar North across the five-day festival.
The 34 piece 59th annual Cape Dorset Print Collection has been released by Dorset Fine Arts and Kinngait Studios in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU, featuring prints by Saimaiyu Akesuk, Shuvinai Ashoona, Qavavau Manumie, Malaija Pootoogook, Cee Pootoogook, Quvianaqtuk Pudlat, Pauojoungie Saggiak, Pitaloosie Saila, Axangayuk Shaa, Padloo Samayualie, Ningiukulu Teevee and Papiara Tukiki.
Following the announcement that Isuma will represent Canada at the 2019 Venice Biennale, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) has confirmed that, for the first time in the Canada Pavilion’s history, the project will be curated by a team composed of Asinnajaq, Catherine Crowston, Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Barbara Fischer and Candice Hopkins.
The Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal in Montreal, QC has deepened its promotion of Inuit art and culture with a recent acquisition of work by Kuujjuaq-born, Montreal-based Niap (Nancy Saunders) as well as the announcement of a new partnership with the Avataq Cultural Institute.
The late Kinngait-based graphic artist Siassie Kenneally was known for her dense illustrations, steeped in personal histories an rendered from memory. This interview, conducted last year and presented in English and Inuktut, focuses on a single, exceptional work that intimately documents a life lived, in all its striking detail.
Kinngamiutaviniq titiraujaqti Siassie Kenneally qaujimajaulauqpuq titiqtugarminut,titiqtugaqtangit tunngaviqalauqput iqqaumajavininginnik inuusirilauaqtaminiglu. Una titiraqsimavuq qallunaatitut Inuktitullu arraani apiqsuqtautillugu. Taana unikkausiqaqpuq titiqtugarmit atausirmit nuititiisimattiarninganik inuusiulauqtumik saqqititinngmat ilungittiaqsimajumik.
Visionary artist Siassie Kenneally from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU, passed away recently in Iqaluit, NU. Over the course of her career, Kenneally produced an incredibly personal body of work that examined modern and traditional life from her own unique perspective.
The $10.2 million-dollar Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop in Kinngait (Cape Dorest), NU opened its doors on September 5, 2018 with a series of celebrations and exhibitions.