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Inuit art showcased at National Arts Centre exhibit – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201965 Views

“It’s great to see these big institutions make an effort to indigenize a space”

For the past three months, visitors to Ottawa’s National Arts Centre have been treated to the sight of Inuit art in the building’s waiting areas.

These works, by Janet Kigusiuq from Baker Lake and Helen Kalvak from Ulukhaktok, formed part of Breaking Ground, an art installation that was part of the centre’s commitment to indigenize Canada’s art spaces. The installation recently wrapped up, after running from Sept. 12 to Friday, Nov. 8.

Breaking Ground also included the works of the Indigenous artists Freda Diesing and Rita Letendre. It started as part of the centre’s Indigenous arts festival, Mòshkamo.

The installation was a partnership between the centre and the Carleton University Art Gallery that was curated by Krista Ulujuk Zawadski and Danielle Printup. Zawadski, a curator for the Government of Nunavut and currently a PhD student at Carleton University, chose which of Kalvak and Kigusiuq’s artwork to feature in their exhibits.

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