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5 Works: Winter 2019
IAQ staff have picked works that show how people cruise, chase and travel across oceans, rivers and dreams.
Isuma, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers Among the Top 10 Canadian Films of the Year
After a strong year in Canadian filmmaking, two Inuit-directed films have been included in TIFF’s list of the top ten Canadian films of the year.
The Halvarson Gift of Inuit Art
A Collector’s Eye ᓄᐊᑦᑎᕙᑦᑑᑉ ᕿᓂᐅᓯᖓ: The Halvarson Gift of Inuit Art is showing at the University of Alberta Museums Gallery A in the TELUS International Centre until December 14 2019.
Illusuak Cultural Centre Opens its Doors in Nain, NL
After breaking ground in 2014, the Illusuak Cultural Centre in Nain, NL opened its doors to the public in November.
Couzyn Van Heuvelen Awarded Public Art Project
A graphic nod to the history of Inuit printmaking by Bowmanville-based sculptor and installation artist Couzyn van Heuvelen has been selected for the Glen Road Pedestrian Tunnel public art project.
Major Collection of Inuit Art Donated to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), has announced the gift of twenty-seven textiles, sculptures and works on paper from the collection of Joyce W. and P. Frederick Sparling.
Judas Ullulaq Sculpture Breaks Record at Auction
On November 19, 2019, at Waddington’s Inuit Art public auction in Toronto, Shaman’s Face (n.d.) a sculpture by Judas Ullulaq (1937-1999), doubled the artist’s previous record at public auction.
Britt Gallpen traces the work of three circumpolar Indigenous artists spanning the Global North and examines the political, cultural and aesthetic impact of their use of organic materials.
Isuma: 58th International Art Exhibition/La Biennale di Venezia
At the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale, Isuma represented Canada—the first time Inuit artists have done so in the history of the national pavilion. Reneltta Arluk reviews the installation.
Lisa Alikamik looks at the metamorphosis of printmaking in Ulukhaktok (formerly Holman), Invialuit Settlement Region, NT, from wall art to household good.
A Conversation with Shary Boyle and Pierre Aupilardjuk
Shary Boyle and Pierre Aupilardjuk discuss their ceramic collaborations and Aupilardjuk’s experience at the Matchbox Gallery in Kangigliniq, where he’s been making ceramics and teaching for over 20 years.
SakKijâjuk is the first nationally touring exhibition of Inuit art from Nunatsiavut. Jennifer McVeigh reviews what is a thoughtful, multifaceted exhibition on a wide variety of creative practices.
Christopher Blechert is a Yellowknife-based photographer who documents contemporary urban life in the North through subtle maneuvers of light and shade.
Tobey Andersen traces printmaking's elusive history in Nain, Nunatsiavut, NL, from its beginnings in 1976 to the present day.
In this interview with IAF Senior Editor John Geoghegan, Laisa Audlaluk-Watsko, an artist from Grise Fiord, NU, talks about what she hopes to express through her photography on a personal and cultural level.
In this short interview with IAQ Senior Editor John Geoghegan, Kangiqtugaapik-based artist Robert Kautuk talks photography and technology.
The IAQ's John Geoghegan interviews emerging Arctic photographer Mary Gordon of Kuujjuaq, QC, about her artistic practice.
The IAQ's John Geoghegan interviews Eldred Allen of Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, NL, about his development from drone pilot and business owner to photographer.
Beyond the Gallery
Curatorial Notes on the National Gallery of Canada
Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu continuel is the second in an ongoing series of exhibitions organized by the National Gallery, focusing on contemporary Indigenous art from around the world.
From an Artist’s Perspective
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.
Beyond the Gallery
Art Toronto 2019 Round-up
Art Toronto 2019 featured more Inuit art than ever. But did it sell? The IAQ caught up with gallerists, artists and collectors for their take on this year’s fair and the presence of Indigenous arts.
While in town as the IAF's featured artist for Art Toronto 2019, Darcie Bernhardt spoke with IAQ's Senior Editor John Geoghegan about her artistic practice and Inuvialuit artist representation.
Janice Grey opens the archives of la Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec and examines works from the early printmakers of Inukjuak, Nunavik, QC.
Names For Snow
In this interview, Kangirsuk-based emerging filmmaker Rebecca Thomassie shares the originals of her directorial debut, Names For Snow, and what she hopes audiences will take away from the film.
Beyond the Gallery
6 Staff Picks for Art Toronto 2019
Now in its 20th year, Art Toronto presents art from Canadian and international galleries alongside lectures and panel discussions. For this year's Art Toronto, IAQ staff choose six must-see artists.
The Book of the Sea
Aleksei Vakhrushev’s new film The Book of the Sea is a hybrid documentary that blends the traditional harvesting practices of contemporary Chukotkan whale hunters with the claymation story of “the woman who gave birth to a whale”.
IAQ Contributing Editor Napatsi Folger speaks with Lindsay McIntyre about her film project Bloodline, which will be on display at Art Toronto, discussing the origins of the project and from whence McIntyre’s artistic practice derives.
Motion and Movement
IAQ Contributing Editor Emily Henderson speaks with interdisciplinary artist Mark Igloliorte about working with new artistic mediums, his influences, and motion and movement.
An Act of Resistance
PIQSIQ sisters and throat singers Tiffany Kuliktana Ayalik and Kayley Inuksuk Mackay leave listeners enthralled on their debut EP, teaming up with producer Ruby Singh to blend rhythmic throat singing with entrancing beats.
Kablusiak works across media, using their art “as a coping mechanism to subtly address diaspora, and to openly address mental illness.” The result is a practice seasoned with the macabre, made palatable by the sweetness of its delivery.
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IAQ Staff highlight their must see films and events at imagineNATIVE
The IAQ staff picks their must-see films and showcases at the 2019 ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, taking place in Toronto from Oct. 22 to 27.
To celebrate the 60 years of printmaking in the Kinngait (Cape Dorset) community, IAF staff share their decade-specific picks.
A New Vision
Lisa Koperqualuk, newly appointed Curator and Mediator of Inuit Art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, speaks with IAQ Contributing Editor Emily Henderson about her new role, Inuit leadership, and lots more.
Transits and Returns
Ahead of the opening of Transits and Returns at the Vancouver Art Gallery, co-curator Tarah Hogue speaks with IAQ Contributing Editor Emily Henderson on the show’s central themes of movement, mobility and migration.
Interview with Emerging Artist Dayle Kubluitok
Was sit down with Iqaluit-based artist Dayle Kubluitok at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum to discuss her artistic process and her recently completed a mural in the Iqaluit Aquatic Centre.
Nakasuk Alariaq relates the history of celebrated artist and shaman Kiakshuk, whose prints are among the earliest to come out of Kinngait (Cape Dorset), NU.
Lisa Quluqqi Koperqualuk named Curator of the MMFA
Vice President of International Affairs at the Inuit Circumpolar Council Lisa Quluqqi Koperqualuk to join the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts team as their new Curator and Mediator of Inuit Art.
Embassy of Imagination Parade Opens the Toronto Biennial of Art
On September 21st, the Toronto Biennial opened to the public in locations across Toronto. Ambitious in scope, the inaugural edition of the Biennial promises “72 Days of Free Art” along the waterfront.
Loons Curing the Blind
IAQ’s John Geoghegan takes a closes look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s rejected prints: “Loons Curing the Blind” by May Lonsdale
Birds and Dog Feeding
Couzyn Van Heuvelen takes a closer look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s rejected prints, “Birds and Dog Feeding” by Ikayukta Tunnillie.
Drum Dance in the Igloo
Mark Igloliorte takes a closer look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s rejected prints, “Drum Dance in the Igloo” by Paul Uta’naaq
Janice Grey takes a closer look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s rejected prints, “Untitled” by Thomassie Echalook
Untitled (7 Geese, 4 People, 2 Dogs)
Mark London takes a closer look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s Rejected Prints, “Untitled (7 Geese, 4 People, 2 Dogs)” by Parr.
Woman in Labour
Linda Grussani takes a closer look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s rejected prints: “Woman in Labour” by Janet Kigusiuq.
Man and Woman Going After Walrus
Richard Murdoch takes a closer look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s rejected prints: “Man and Woman Going after Walrus” by Leah Qumaaluk.
Walrus Surprises Hunter
Heather Campbell takes a closer look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s rejected prints, “Walrus Surprises Hunter” by Napachie Pootoogook.
Birth of Jesus
Alysa Procida takes a closer look at one of the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council’s rejected prints, “Birth of Jesus” by Harry Egotak.
National Gallery of Canada Announces Curators for 58th Venice Biennale
The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) has confirmed that the Canada Pavilion will be curated by a team composed of Asinnajaq, Catherine Crowston, Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Barbara Fischer and Candice Hopkins.
From an Inuk Point of View
Reflecting on a trip North in the early 1990s, a curator and writer delves into Isuma’s legacy, their presentation of time and what the collective’s work means for us all.
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers' Rebel Love Story
Blackfoot and Sámi writer, director, producer and actor Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’ 2014 film tells the story of her parent’s activism as well as the legacies of intergenerational and familial trauma through their radical, rebel love.
Beyond the Gallery