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A Year In Review

Your Favourite Stories of 2019

Dec 19, 2019
by IAQ

Our readers have spoken, and the top ten posts from 2019 are here. Can you guess what made the list?
Talirunili Sculpture Breaks Record at AuctionMay 29, 2019

Already the holder of two records for highest price paid for a work by an Inuit artist, Joe Taliruni’s latest  sale soars past estimates to set another record.

Throat singers Kayley Inuksuk Mackay and Tiffany Kuliktana Ayalik perform as PIQSIQ
Artists Boycott Indigenous Music Awards Over Cultural AppropriationApr 03, 2019

After a non-Inuit creator who uses throat singing in her work was nominated for an award, Inuit musicians  Tanya Tagaq, Kelly Fraser and PIQSIQ called for clearer policies surrounding cultural appropriation from the organization.

Canadian Museum of History Receives Major Donation of Inuit Art
Feb 06, 2019

Donations from the estate of Dr. Margaret Perkins Hess enrich the  holdings at the Canadian Museum of History, the University of Lethbridge and the Museum of Anthropology.

Napachie Pootoogook Walrus Surprises Hunter (1967) Printmaker Timothy Ottochie COURTESY DORSET FINE ARTS
What Gets Lost: The Canadian Eskimo Arts Council's Rejected Prints
 Sep 10, 2019

We open up the archives of the Canadian Eskimo Art Council to untangle what we can learn from rejected works.

Jutai Toonoo Night Time (2013) COURTESY DORSET FINE ARTS
Soft Shapes and Hard Mattresses: Sex and Desire in Contemporary Inuit Graphic Art and Film
 Feb 12, 2019

Daniella Sanader pushes past the voyeristic taboos to take the pulse of erotic Inuit art. 

Bart Hanna Kappianaq Sedna with Friends (2019) PHOTO INUIT ART FOUNDATION
Bart Hanna Kappianaq Unveils Sculpture at Parliament Hill
 Apr 08, 2019

For the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of Nunavut, Bart Hanna Kappianaq carved a tympanum that will be displayed in Parliament Hill. 

View of Memory Keepers /Gardiens des mémoires (2019) featuring installation by Jesse Tungilik and Jason Sikoak with video work by Glenn Gear beyond at Nuit Blanche, Montreal, 2019 PHOTO OSSIE MICHELIN
Collaborative Installation Debuts at Nuit Blanche
 Mar 12, 2019

Jesse Tungilik, Jason Sikoak, Megan Kyak-Monteith, Darcie Bernhardt, Tom McLeod, Glenn Gear and Caroline Monnet teamed up to produce “Memory Keepers /Gardiens des mémoires” at Concordia.

Illustration by Jaime Hernandez in Tanya Tagaq’s Split Tooth (2018)
Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq
 Apr 05, 2019

Fellow author Norman Dunning delves into the award-winning musicians widely celebrated debut novel.

Alethea Aggiuq Arnaquq-Baril Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit Tattoos (still) (2011) COURTESY CINEMA POLITICA
Tracing the Lines of Alethea Aggiuq Arnaquq-Baril's Tunniit
 Aug 08, 2019

Producer Stacey Aglok reflects on the challenges and triumphs of one of the filmmakers best loved documentaries. 

Kenojuak Ashevak Audacious Owl (1993) Courtesy Dorset Fine Arts
30 Ways To Describe An Owl According to Kenojuak Ashevak
 Oct 18, 2019

We take a closer look at some of Kenojuak Ashevak’s most hootiful birds.


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