Esker Foundation is proud to present two exhibitions that feature artists and filmmakers from the polar north.
Among All These TundrasArtists: asinnajaq, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Carola Grahn, Marja Helander, Kablusiak, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Joar Nango, Taqralik Partridge, Barry Pottle, Inuuteq Storch, Couzyn van Heuvelen, and Allison Akootchook Warden. Curated by: Heather Igloliorte, Amy Prouty, and Charissa von Harringa Produced and circulated by: the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery / Concordia University Among All These Tundras, a title taken from the poem ‘My Home is in My Heart’ by famed Sámi writer Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, features contemporary art by Indigenous artists from around the circumpolar world. Together, their works politically and poetically express current Arctic concerns towards land, language, sovereignty, and resurgence. (high res images below) Opening reception: Friday 31 May, 6-10pm, all welcome Performance beginning at 7:30pm: siku/siku by Allison Akootchook Warden 1 June - 30 August, 2019
CHANNEL 51: IGLOOLIK - Celebrating 30 Years of Inuit Video ArtCurated by: asinnajaq A project of Isuma in partnership with Vtape, Toronto. CHANNEL 51: IGLOOLIK, a project of Isuma in partnership with Vtape, Toronto, is the first large-scale tour of Igloolik Inuit video art from the Isuma and Arnait Women’s Video Collective. It celebrates a young cinematic tradition that has its own distinct voice and worldview, its own language, culture and traditions, history and stories, philosophy of education and knowledge sharing, relationship to land, conception of gender and social structures, relationship to space and time, and vision for the future. (high res images below) Opening reception: Friday 31 May, 6-10pm, all welcome 1 June - 30 August, 2019
PressRelease_SpringSummer_2019.pdfFriday, May 31st, 2019
EskerSPRINGSUMMER2019.pdfWednesday, May 22nd, 2019
CHANNEL51_IGLOOLIK.pdfThursday, May 23rd, 2019
Image_credits_AATT_CHANNEL51.pdfFriday, May 31st, 2019