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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A New Vision: An Interview with Lisa Qiluqqi Koperqualuk

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In September, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) announced that Lisa Qiluqqi Koperqualuk would be joining its team as Curator and Mediator of Inuit Art. Koperqualuk, who is also the Vice President of International Affairs at the Inuit Circumpolar Council, a trilingual speaker and trained anthropologist, will manage one of Canada’s largest collections of Inuit art that’s comprised of carvings, drawings, prints, jewelry, textiles, and other decorative arts. Koperqualuk speaks with IAQ Contributing Editor Emily Henderson about her new role, Inuit leadership, and lots more. 

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Transits and Returns: An Interview with Curator Tarah Hogue

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Showcasing works by 21 Indigenous artists, Transits and Returns at the Vancouver Art Gallery brings together artists from across the Great Ocean and beyond. On the occasion of the exhibitions opening, Tarah Hogue, Senior Curatorial Fellow of Indigenous Art and member of the curatorial team, speaks with IAQ Contributing Editor Emily Henderson on the shows central themes of movement, mobility and migration.

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Interview with emerging artist Dayle Kubluitok

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Dayle Kubluitok is an artist living in Iqaluit, NU, who was born in Kangiqliniq (Rankin Inlet), NU. She recently completed a mural in the Iqaluit Aquatic Centre as part of a $75,000 partnership between the Centre and wireless carrier Northwestel. Her primary focus is digital art illustration through graphic design, but Kubluitok also paints, illustrates, and recently began block printing. John Geoghegan, Senior Editor of the IAQ, sat down with her at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum in Iqaluit to discuss her artistic process.

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Lisa Qiluqqi Koperqualuk named Curator of the MMFA

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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has announced that Lisa Quluqqi Koperqualuk will join the team as their new Curator and Mediator of Inuit Art. Koperqualuk has worked with Inuit organizations and committees at the provincial, federal and national levels since becoming Vice President of International Affairs at the Inuit Circumpolar Council. A trilingual speaker and trained anthropologist, she holds a Master’s from Université Laval and a certificate in financial management from Cornell.

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