The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, May 25, 2019


Canadian debut of "Our Land" showcases rarely seen Inuit art
Kenojuak Ashevak (Canadian (Cape Dorset), 1927 2013) Iqqaluiit (School of Fish), 1996 lithograph on paper Government of Nunavut Fine Art Collections, On long-term loan to the Winnipeg Art Gallery, 997.3.15 Photographer: Ernest Mayer.


WINNIPEG.- The Winnipeg Art Gallery is presenting a powerful exhibition of treasures from the Government of Nunavut’s Fine Art Collections. Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic broadly showcases Inuit art and culture through an impressive selection of work, some not seen in Canada since before Nunavut was established.

Our Land – which means “Nunavut” in Inuktitut – transports visitors to the vast and beautiful Canadian Arctic through nearly 100 artworks drawn from the outstanding collection of the Government of Nunavut. Recently on long-term loan to the WAG, the entire collection numbering close to 7,300 pieces was brought to Winnipeg earlier this year through a unique partnership between the Governments of Nunavut and Manitoba together with the WAG.

“The partnership with the Winnipeg Art Gallery is a unique opportunity for collaboration. The Our Land opening features some rarely seen pieces from the Government of Nunavut Fine Art Collections,” states George Kuksuk, Minister of Culture and Heritage for the Government of Nunavut. “The department looks forward to our continued association with Manitoba on these types of initiatives which we believe shall have long-term positive outcomes for Nunavummiut, residents of Manitoba and all Canadians.”

After the creation of Nunavut in 1999, the collections of art, archives, and artifacts from the Northwest Territories (NWT) were assessed, and ownership of the material from the eastern Arctic was transferred to the new territory of Nunavut. Much of the collection continued to be stored in the NWT at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife. The partnership between the WAG and the governments of Nunavut and Manitoba allows the world to experience a collection that very few people – even those in the North – have had the opportunity to see.

“We are very excited about the opportunities Manitobans will have to embrace the incredible artwork produced in Nunavut,” said Rochelle Squires, Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage for the Province of Manitoba. “Through this exciting partnership we can learn from the artists whose unique style has captured the lifestyle and traditions of the north.”

The Our Land exhibit was co-organized in 2004 by the Government of Nunavut and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts to great acclaim, called "stunning" by The Boston Globe. In its first Canadian presentation, the exhibit is expanded by the WAG – home to the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art anywhere – to include an even wider selection of carvings, prints, artifacts, photographs, films, and textiles.

“The Winnipeg Art Gallery is proud to present this magnificent celebration of Inuit art and culture with Canada and the world,” says Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO. “It is an honour to bring the collection out of storage and share Our Land with visitors. We sincerely thank the Government of Nunavut for their amazing collaboration and support. We are also grateful to the Government of Manitoba for their continued partnership in making the long-term loan possible.”

Exciting programs are being offered in conjunction with the exhibition.





Today's News

December 27, 2016

New exhibition at the World Chess Hall of Fame offers a glimpse into historic exhibit

The Guggenheim Bilbao brings together 70 works from the Collection of Hermann and Margrit Rupf

Pace Paris presents works by photographers who have changed the history of photography

Remarkable treasures from the British Museum's collection on display in Canberra

Tabaimo is featured artist and curator in final show at museum before closing for renovations

The Ringling opens first dedicated galleries to Modern and Contemporary art

Bonhams to offer the Hablech Collection from the family's Welsh seat

THIRTEEN's American Masters concludes season with 'Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future'

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is the only East Coast venue for major Frances Stark exhibition

Worcester Art Museum reinstalls its Medieval galleries drawing on its exceptional collection of arms & armor

Louisiana Museum in Denmark exhibits works by Louise Bourgeois

Eric van Hove's first comprehensive solo show in Germany on view at Frankfurter Kunstverein

First UK retrospective of Tove Jansson set for Autumn 2017

Michener Art Museum hosts exhibition of American art exploring shifts in style, taste, and culture

Kunsthaus Bregenz' KUB Billboards projects features Paris-based artist Daiga Grantina

Recently discovered photographs showing an apartment designed by Frederick Kiesler on view in Vienna

Art Projects at London Art Fair 2017: Highlights and 'Dialogues' collaborations announced

Between Two Battles: Rabih Mroué exhibits at Kunsthalle Mainz

A Good City Has Industry: An exhibition about the project Atelier Brussels on view at BOZAR

Mend a holey jumper or a broken relationship in Auckland Art Gallery's new exhibition

Storm Deities (Maruts) by Vishal K. Dar presented by The Gujral Foundation at the 11th Shanghai Biennale

Canadian debut of "Our Land" showcases rarely seen Inuit art

Works by turn-of-the-20-century American artists capture the energy and spirit of a nation in flux

Stephenson's Jan. 1 auction features fine & decorative art, silver, jewelry, and period furniture

Twenty-four contemporary artists from around the world grapple with memories that are not their own

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Christie's to highlight several private collections in Jewellery sale

2.- Mystery of 'Salvator Mundi', the world's most costly painting

3.- High prices and world records achieved at Old Masters auction

4.- Newly identified Leonardo portrait on show in London

5.- Rare Edouard Cortes painting appears at Rehs Galleries after 114 years

6.- Understanding Jewellery: The definitive jewellery app

7.- Academy Art Museum offers only East Coast Richard Diebenkorn exhibition

8.- Egypt uncovers Old Kingdom cemetery containing colourful wooden coffins

9.- Garry Winogrand: Color is the first exhibition dedicated to the artist's rarely seen color photographs

10.- Sotheby's welcomes visitors to their newly-expanded & reimagined galleries



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful