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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 Summer 2018 issue of the Inuit Art Quarterly examines Inuit art’s most controversial material–skin. Our cover, features a recent work by Victoria, BC-based artist-to-watch Maureen Gruben, who utilizes organic materials–including sealskin–as foundational and transformative artistic materials. The accompanying feature brings Gruben into conversation with Sonya Kelliher-Combs and Joar Nango to trace the political, cultural and aesthetic impacts of using skin, fur and bone in contemporary circumpolar art today.

Our second feature, written by critic and curator Daniella Sanader, considers recent erotic Inuit graphic art by Annie Pootoogook (1969–2016), Jutai Toonoo (1959–2015) and Shuvinai Ashoona, RCA while our Portfolio showcases the unique stories of objects, garments and artworks made from skin. From the iconic to the personal, this feature traces the one-of-a-kind histories of works made from caribou fur, weasel pelts and sealskin. In addition, the IAQ interviews Cora DeVos, photographer for the Inuit Tattoo Revitalization Project. For the past two and a half years, DeVos has captured this unprecedented project and the stories of healing and community that have emerged as a result.

Finally, Susan Gustavison explores the romantic idea of sealskin stencils in Inuit printmaking in a Legacy piece that asks, “did it really work?” In this editorial, the curator and author looks at the origins of this remarkable practice, putting the question to rest once and for all.

Other highlights of the issue include:

  • Curatorial notes on the exhibition Annie Pootoogook: Cutting Ice;
  • A profile of Kinngait, NU-based emerging graphic artist Ooloosie Saila;
  • Reviews on exhibitions across Canada and much more…

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