Editorial Director Britt Gallpen traces the work of three circumpolar Indigenous artists spanning the Global North and examines the political, cultural and aesthetic impact of the way they use organic materials—skin, bone, fur—as foundational and transformative materials in their practice.
Shary Boyle and Pierre Aupilardjuk respectively, spoke over the phone about their ceramic collaborations and about Aupilardjuk’s experience at the Matchbox Gallery in Kangigliniq, where he’s been making ceramics and teaching for over 20 years.
Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu continuel is the second in an ongoing series of exhibitions organized by the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) in Ottawa, ON, focusing on contemporary Indigenous art from around the world.
Maureen Gruben talks with IAQ’s Napatsi Folger about her latest solo exhibition, her use of traditional and industrial materials, and how Gruben constructs her large scale installations on the land.
Darcie Bernhardt is an artist from Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories who is now based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her primary focus is painting and drawing. While in town for Art Toronto 2019, where she was the Inuit Art Foundation’s featured artist, Bernhardt spoke with IAQ’s Senior Editor John Geoghegan about her artistic practice, Inuvialuit artist representation and the busy year she has been having.
Now in its 20th year, Art Toronto presents artworks from Canadian and international galleries alongside lectures and panel discussions and runs from October 25 – 27 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For this year’s Art Toronto, IAQ staff choose six must-see artists.