The Inuit Art Quarterly is the only publication that focuses solely on the vibrant and dynamic world of Inuit art. Published by the Inuit Art Foundation since 1986, this quarterly art magazine connects readers around the world with the Arctic by way of feature articles on well-known and emerging artists, timely and topical commentary and exclusive interviews.

The Inuit Art Foundation is pleased to present the Fall 2019 issue of the Inuit Art Quarterly. Coinciding with 60 years of the iconic Kinngait Studios, this issue of the IAQ explores the past, present and future of printmaking across the Arctic.

In a special feature the IAQ Editorial team takes an in-depth look into the lives and craft of six decades of Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU, printmakers in True to Form. The history of printmaking in Canada is impossible to tell without celebrating the prolific output from the hamlet of Kinngait and its unprecedented success. To celebrate this important milestone, the IAQ considers the often unsung artists who have dedicated themselves to bringing the artistic visions of their peers to the fore. Other Features include an extensive interview with elder artist Joseph Senungetuk on his life and work as told to Anchorage Museum curator Melissa Shaginoff, as well as a unique Portfolio collection of rarely-seen prints rejected for sale to southern markets by the Eskimo Arts Council which operated from 1961 to 1989.

Jo Poortenaar and Krista Ulujuk Zawadski explore some of the very earliest known history of Inuit art production in this issue’s Legacy, through the lens of a portfolio of drawings produced by Nungusuituq (1890–1950) between 1913 and 1914. Four Community Spotlights round out the issue, with Janice Grey writing on Inukjuak, QC, Nakasuk Alariaq on Kinngait, NU, Tobey Andersen on Nain, NL, and Lisa Alikamik writing on Ulakhaktok, Inuvialuit Settlement Region, NT.

Other highlights of the issue include:

  • A Profile of Inuvialuk photographer Christopher Blechert;
  • Personal reflections on the works by Keeleemeeoomee Samualie, Lukta Qiatsuq and Kananginak Pootoogook;
  • Reviews of Isuma’s installation at the Canada Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale and Shuvinai Ashoona’s Mapping Worlds and much more…

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