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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Couzyn Van Heuvelen Short-Listed for Public Art Project
A bold and graphic nod to the history of Inuit printmaking by Bowmanville-based sculptor and installation artist Couzyn Van Heuvelen is among the five short-listed proposal for the Glen Road Pedestrian Tunnel public art project.
Remembering Our Ways
Iglulik-based collectives Isuma and Arnait Video Productions harness the power of film to retain, recall and preserve collective memory, significantly contributing to the revitalization of culture and language.
Tracing the Lines of Alethea Aggiuq Arnaquq-Baril's Tunniit
Through the lens of the 2011 film “Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos,” Writer, producer and director Stacey Aglok revisits the Iqaluit-based filmmakers practice that has become a living, breathing process.
Gabriel Nuraki Koperqualuk
Multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker Gabriel Nuraki Koperqualuk has spent his career connecting to his Nunavimmiut identity while living and producing art in an urban centre.
While much of Hansen’s work is made with a Greenlandic audience in mind, her experimental shorts and horror features have garnered just as much attention from international viewers.
Spirit Wrestler Gallery to Close its Doors this October
Vancouver’s Spirit Wrestler Gallery is closing its doors to the public this October. Founded in 1995, the gallery became well-known for showcasing the work of a host of leading Indigenous artists from across Canada and beyond.
Inuit Artists to Perform at 2019 Festival Internacional Cervantino
Among Festival Internacional Cervantino’s 2019 line-up are a number of Inuit artists including a Polaris Prize-nominated musician and a Dora award-winning multidisciplinary artist.
Katie Doane Avery
From intimate family dramas to a steam punk, alt-historical epic, Iñupiaq filmmaker Katie Doane Avery’s category-defying stories continue to challenge the stereotypical tropes that often pervade narrative filmmaking.
Films have been an integral part of Mosha Folger’s life since he can remember. From documentaries to music videos, the director captures the numerous social, economic and political issues facing those living throughout the Arctic.
Arnait and Isuma’s Latest Co-Production Coming This Fall
Set in Nunavik shortly after World War II, Restless River (2019) is based off Gabrielle Roy’s 1970 novel Windflower.
Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association Appoints Inuit Majority Board
The Nunavut Arts and Crafts has a new Inuit majority Board of Directors. 11 out of the 12 positions on the recently elected board are now held by Inuit, following their appointments during NACA’s annual general meeting in July.
Riddu Riđđu Festival Highlights Nunavummiut Artists
The 2019 edition of the annual festival, held in the community of Manndalen, Norway, boasted an impressive roster of Inuit creatives from musicians to filmmakers and more.
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