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What Gets Lost: The Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s Rejected Prints

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When it was founded in 1961, the Canadian Eskimo Arts Committee (later the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council) sought to support the Inuit art market by ensuring that works met particular standards before they were made available for sale to the public. There are no extant review guidelines produced by the committee, at the outset composed exclusively by arts professionals from the South. Rather, judgements were based on committee members’ personal aesthetic tastes and what they felt would be marketable within Canada and internationally.

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Vantage Point: Indigenous Art on a Global Stage

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By looking at the lives and work of other Indigenous artists who have exhibited as part of the Venice Biennale and surrounding projects, what are the implications in having Isuma, a community-based, principally Inuktitut language video art collective based in Iglulik, NU, represent Canada at arguably the world’s most visible and scrutinized international art event?

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Vantage Point: The Canada Pavilion in Venice

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On the cusp of Isuma’s representation of Canada at the 58th International Art Exhibition/La Biennale di Venezia and on the occasion of a recently renovated Canada Pavilion, we take a look at the history of the international exhibition, Canada’s national pavilion and what these platforms mean for us today.

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