Archive for the inuit art Tag

R.I.P Kananginak Pootoogook

The Inuit artist Kananginak Pootoogook has died. Kananginak Pootoogook A work by Kananginak Pootoogook. Image: fortport.com

A Rembrandt Lecture, Inuit Films and Vintage Photography

Presentation House Gallery Vancouver, British Columbia The Malcolmson Collection October 1, 2009 to December 20, 2009 Gustave Le Gray, The Great Wave, Sete, 1857. Image: canadianart.ca Do not miss seeing these extraordinary vintage photographs from the collection of friends-of-VoCA Harry and Ann Malcolmson. Over the past twenty-five years, the Malcolmsons have assembled a rare collection of vintage and historic photographs
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VoCA Recommends…Shary Boyle and Shuvinai Ashoona, Toronto

Noise Ghost: Shary Boyle and Shuvinai Ashoona May 28 – August 23, 2009 Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto Shary Boyle, self portrait, 2006. Image: sharyboyle.com Toronto artist Shary Boyle, who is well known for her delicate figurines (often championed on VoCA) is paired with Cape Dorset artist Shuvinai Ashoona, who first came to our attention a
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VoCA loves…Mattiusi Iyaituk

…although we think this sculpture – below – looks more like ‘playing hockey’ than ‘watching Northern Lights’, and so is an appropriate homage to les Canadiens in the playoffs. Mattiusi Iyaituk, Watching Northern Lights. Image: spiritwrestler.com We think the time is right for First Nations art to attract renewed interest – there’s a lot of new and excellent sculpture and
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Big and small

BIG: Renzo Piano has been announced as the winner of the 2008 Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects. The Centre Pompidou, Paris. Image: greatbuildings.com The Italian architect is best known for some of his museums, including the Pompidou Centre, which he designed with Richard Rogers and for the Menil Collection in Houston.