Lecture by Dr. Heather Igloliorte

Inventions and Interventions in Inuit Art

March 26, 2018, 5:30 pm

Galerie de l’UQAM
In English
Free admission

In this lecture, Dr. Heather Igloliorte examines the history of modern and contemporary Inuit art by investigating how artistic innovation and interventions have changed and expanded the field of production. Examining works that break from convention from the mid-twentieth century to the present, Igloliorte discusses the history of Inuit art as one of constant renewal, reexamination, and creativity.

Heather Igloliorte is an Inuk from Nunatsiavut. She is an Assistant Professor and University Research Chair in Indigenous Art History and Community Engagement at Concordia University in Montreal and an independent curator of Inuit and other Indigenous arts. Heather’s teaching and research interests centre on Native North American visual and material culture, circumpolar art studies, performance and media art, the global exhibition of Indigenous arts and culture, and issues of colonization, sovereignty, resistance, and resurgence. In addition to exhibition catalogues and journal articles, she has contributed book chapters to such texts as Negotiations in a Vacant Lot: Studying the Visual in Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montreal & Kingston, 2014); Manifestations: New Native Art Criticism (Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, 2012); and Curating Difficult Knowledge (Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2011). Recent exhibitions include the nationally touring SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut (2016-2019); the permanent exhibition Ilippunga: The Brousseau Inuit Art Collection at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec city (2016); and Decolonize me (Ottawa Art Gallery, 2011-2015).

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March 10, 2018 - April 14, 2018