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Inuit modern : the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection /
Gerald McMaster, editor and curator ; Ingo Hessel, co-curator ; with contributions by Dorothy Harley Eber ... [et al.] ; afterword by John Ralston Saul.
imprint
Toronto : Art Gallery of Ontario ; Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, 2010.
description
xiii, 271 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
ISBN
1553657780 (paper), 9781553657781 (paper)
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imprint
Toronto : Art Gallery of Ontario ; Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, 2010.
isbn
1553657780 (paper)
9781553657781 (paper)
contents note
Director's foreword / Matthew Teitelbaum -- From the collectors / Samuel and Esther Sarick -- Poem / Alootook Ipelli -- Preface / Gerald McMaster -- Inuit modern: an introduction / Gerald McMaster -- Inuit history, Inuit art / Robert McGhee -- The start of change / Dorothy Harley Eber -- Colonialism changes everything / Christine Lalonde -- Inuit art and the creation of Nunavut / Bernadette Driscoll Engelstad -- Poem / Alootook Ipelli -- The Inuit of our imagination / Heather Igloliorte -- Poems / Alootook Ipellie -- Art of the historic period: The spirit of the Thule / Ingo Hessel -- The world rediscovers "Eskimos": A new art is born / Ingo Hessel -- "We are Inuit": Art and identity / Ingo Hessel -- "I am an Inuit artist": The rise of the individual artist / Ingo Hessel -- "I am an artist": Inuit art transcends ethnicity / Ingo Hessel -- Interview with Zacharias Kunuk / Gerald McMaster -- Interview with David Ruben Piqtoukun / Gerald McMaster -- Afterword / John Ralston Saul -- Artists' biographies / Susan Gustavison, with Sarah Chate -- Authors' biographies -- List of works in the exhibition.
exhibitions note
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Art Gallery of Ontario from Apr. 2-Aug. 21, 2011.
local note
ROM copy: 2011 printing.
catalogue key
7386055
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Purchase; Coutts; 2010; RB298016
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2011-12-01:
"Eskimo art" often is thought of as a recent invention, the product of government-supported programs established in the mid-20th century to replace disrupted subsistence practices and to satisfy the curiosity of nonindigenous Canadians about "primitive" life in the Far North. Contributors to Inuit Modern argue that art is not only part of a long history of Inuit adaptation to changing historical circumstances but also a means of perpetuating Inuit identity through both its content and the economic and cultural power it came to wield. This volume is the catalogue for a 2011 exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario featuring 175 works from the collection of Samuel and Esther Sarick. Covering both sculpture and works on paper made by important artists from several generations, this publication serves as a useful introduction to the subject. The copiously illustrated catalogue includes accessible and informative essays by Inuit and non-Inuit scholars and artists. These essays move readers past outmoded debates about authenticity by situating developments in Inuit art within a broader history traced from the end of the last Ice Age through the creation of Nunavut. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through researchers; general readers. E. Hutchinson Barnard College and Columbia University
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"The work of Inuit artists has continually evolved in response to the industrialized, bureaucratic culture encroaching from the south. Inuit Modern , an opulent new coffee-table book, displays the astonishing results. The 175 pieces beautifully reproduced here span the last century."
"This book is full of treasures from one of the world's most comprehensive collections of Inuit art. With more than 175 works by Inuit artists, the reader is taken on a journey of the Inuit aesthetic as it evolves from its from traditional roots to a more contemporary and globalized art form."
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Main Description
A gorgeous retrospective on the transformation of Inuit art in the 20th century, mirroring the vast and poignant cultural changes in the North. In response to a rapidly changing Arctic environment, Inuit have had to cope with the transition from a traditional lifestyle to the disturbing realities of globalization and climate change. Inuit art in the latter half of the 20th century reflects the reciprocal stimulus of contact with Euro-Canadians and embodies the evolution of a modern Inuit aesthetic that springs from an ancient cultural context, creating an exciting new hybridized art form. Inuit Modern: Art from the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection situates modern Inuit art within a larger framework that reinterprets the Canadian Arctic. Essays by leading Canadian scholars in the field including Ingo Hessel, Robert McGhee, Christine Laloude, Heather Igloliorte, Dorothy Eber and Bernadette Driscoll Engelstad examine the social, political and cultural transformation through the dynamic lens of colonial influence and agency. Inuit Modernalso features interviews with David Ruben Piqtoukun and Zacharias Kunuk.
Main Description
A gorgeous retrospective on the transformation of Inuit art in the 20th century, mirroring the vast and poignant cultural changes in the NorthIn response to a rapidly changing Arctic environment, Inuit have had to cope with the transition from a traditional lifestyle to the disturbing realities of globalization and climate change. Inuit art in the latter half of the 20th century reflects the reciprocal stimulus of contact with Euro-Canadians and embodies the evolution of a modern Inuit aesthetic that springs from an ancient cultural context, creating an exciting new hybridized art form.Inuit Modern: Art from the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection situates modern Inuit art within a larger framework that reinterprets the Canadian Arctic. Essays by leading Canadian scholars in the field including Ingo Hessel, Robert McGhee, Christine Laloude, Heather Igloliorte, Dorothy Eber and Bernadette Driscoll Engelstad examine the social, political and cultural transformation through the dynamic lens of colonial influence and agency. Inuit Modern also features interviews with David Ruben Piqtoukun and Zacharias Kunuk.
Main Description
A gorgeous retrospective on the transformation of Inuit art in the 20th century, mirroring the vast and poignant cultural changes in the North. In response to a rapidly changing Arctic environment, Inuit have had to cope with the transition from a traditional lifestyle to the disturbing realities of globalization and climate change. Inuit art in the latter half of the 20th century reflects the reciprocal stimulus of contact with Euro-Canadians and embodies the evolution of a modern Inuit aesthetic that springs from an ancient cultural context, creating an exciting new hybridized art form. Inuit Modern: Art from the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection situates modern Inuit art within a larger framework that reinterprets the Canadian Arctic. Essays by leading Canadian scholars in the field including Ingo Hessel, Robert McGhee, Christine Laloude, Heather Igloliorte, Dorothy Eber and Bernadette Driscoll Engelstad examine the social, political and cultural transformation through the dynamic lens of colonial influence and agency. Inuit Modern also features interviews with David Ruben Piqtoukun and Zacharias Kunuk. This book was published in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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