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.
A curator, artist and writer reviews the landmark exhibition “Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak” and the critical strategies that blur the divides between artist and curator.
The Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU graphic artist is the first Inuk recipient of the prestigious $50,000 prize and solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Renowned artist Elisapee Ishulutaq, OC passed away on December 8, 2018 in Panniqtuq (Pangnirtung), NU at the age of ninety-three. Born in 1925 at Kagiqtuqjuaq, a camp on Cumberland Sound, Ishulutaq lived a traditional life on the land until around 1970 when she and her family move to Panniqtuq.
Barry Pottle, Katherine Takpannie and Annie Pootoogook (1961-2016) are among the artists included in the City of Ottawa Art Collection’s recent acquisition. The four photographs by Pottle, three drawings by Pootoogook and three images by Takpannie purchased will be featured the exhibition Kaleidoscope: 2018 Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection at the City Hall Art Gallery from December 6, 2018 to January 30, 2019.
Independant curator and Associate Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Interdisciplinary Studies at OCAD University Ryan Rice reflects on the legacy of a foundational national collection and its power to reframe dialogues on the scope and shape of what a nation might be.