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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Major Donation to Support Artists at the Venice Biennale

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With Isuma’s exhibition at the Canada Pavilion, the National Gallery of Canada Foundation announced the gift of one million dollars by The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation to the Canadian Artists in Venice Endowment to support future representation at the premiere contemporary art event.

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First Look: Isuma at the Venice Biennale

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The Inuit Art Quarterly takes you behind the scenes of 58th Venice Biennale with a first look at Isuma’s installation at the Canada Pavilion, which officially opened on Wednesday May 8, 2019 and marks the first time Inuit artists have exhibited as part of the national pavilion.

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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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Kablusiak Longlisted for the Sobey Award

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Alberta-based Inuvialuk artist Kablusiak has been named to the 2019 Sobey Award longlist, Canada’s most prestigious award for young artists. They are the first Inuvialuk artist nominated for the prize and are included as part of the Prairies & North catchment.

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Remembering Okpik Pitseolak

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The Inuit Art Foundation is saddened to report that Okpik Pitseolak (1946–2019) has passed away. Okpik was a long-time member of the IAF Board of Directors and a fierce advocate for Inuit artists.

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Bart Hanna Kappianaq Unveils Sculpture at Parliament Hill

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Renowned Iglulik-based sculptor Bart Hanna Kappianaq unveiled a high relief, sculptural tympanum titled Sedna with Friends (2019), featuring the central figure of Sedna surrounded by a walrus, whale and narwhal on the rippling Arctic waters, at the Canadian Parliament Complex in Ottawa, ON coinciding with the 20th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of Nunavut.

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