Kinngait to Ulukhaktok: Artist as Cultural Historian
Inuit Print Artists
Through their drawings and prints, Inuit graphic artists continue the oral tradition of the past. Like the singers, storytellers, and poets before them, visual artists recall the challenges of the hunt, the knowing ways of humans and animals, and the importance of humor in meeting the demands of everyday life. This exhibition highlights a selection of work by Inuit artists from three major print-making communities in the Canadian Arctic: Kinngait/Cape Dorset; Qamanittuaq/Baker Lake; and Ulukhaktok/Holman. Through these prints, many of the artists portray their experience of life on the land, recalling the centrality of the hunt, the skill of hunters and seamstresses, and the practice of shamanism.
Dates exhibition will be shown:
October 12, 2012- December 2, 2012
Where exhibition will be featured:
Ripley Center, Main Concourse
Artists featured include:
Ruth Annaqtuusi Tuluriak
About the Curator:
Bernadette Driscoll Engelstad holds a MA in Canadian Studies (Carleton University, Ottawa) and in Anthropology (Johns Hopkins University). As an independent curator, she has worked with Inuit artists and seamstresses in communities across the Canadian Arctic, has organized numerous museum exhibitions, and published on contemporary Inuit art, clothing design and women’s cultural production.
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