Calgary-based Inuvialuk artist and curator Kablusiak has been named to the short list for the 2019 Sobey Art Award, the most prestigious art prize in Canada, as part of the Prairies and the North catchment. They are the second Inuk artist and first Inuvialuk artist to be short-listed for the accolade.
A sculpture by Joe Talirunili (1893-1976) has broken the record for the highest price paid for a work by an Inuit artist at public auction. The work was offered on May 29th, 2019 in the inaugural sale by First Arts, a venture by partners Pat Feheley, Ingo Hessel, Mark London and Waddington’s.
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?
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.