Tony Anguhalluq, Shuvinai Ashoona, Itee Pootoogook, Kananginak Pootoogook, Nick Sikkuark and Oviloo Tunnillie in Inuit Modern at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Works by Tony Anguhalluq, Shuvinai Ashoona, Itee Pootoogook, Kananginak Pootoogook, Nick Sikkuark and Oviloo Tunnillie are featured in Inuit Modern: The Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection, running April 2 through August 21 at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Drawn from one of the largest and most important private collections of contemporary Inuit art in the world, the extensive exhibition comprises a range of expression in a variety of media, including sculpture, drawings and prints. Iconic images from the 1950s and 1960s are shown alongside more recent works by some of the North’s leading contemporary voices.
In conjunction with Inuit Modern, the Art Gallery of Ontario is hosting a two-day symposium on the state of contemporary Inuit art, April 1 and 2. Participants include Kenojuak Ashevak, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Heather Igloliorte, Jimmy Manning, Gerald McMaster and Ingo Hessel. The symposium considers the place of contemporary art in a North that is increasingly affected by global influences and the realities of cultural hybridization.
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4
April 2-August 21, 2011