Inuit Art Quarterly
The Legacies Issue
Legacies are a thread that weaves through all IAQ issues. This Fall we decided to focus on legacy artists, their relationships to contemporary Inuit and the work Inuit artists put into establishing artist co-operatives and launching Inuit art into the global art community. Whether by inspiration or through intergenerational knowledge sharing, legacy artists have paved the way for contemporary Inuit artists and future creatives.
From Naullaq Arnaquq’s feature about seeing the artistry in the everyday tools and clothing created by her family, to the Portfolio spotlight on five Inuit art co-operatives, this issue is a window into the history and legacy of Inuit art and artists that continue to inspire.
Interiors are essential to lived experience in the Arctic, from domestic scenes denoting intimacy and kinship, to prints diagraming the communal splitting of meat. Interiors not only provide shelter and house people, they foster relationships between people, and between people and objects.
Featuring an examination of Kinngait interior portrayals, an in-depth look at the virtual reality work of Nyla Innuksuk, photographers Brian Adams, Jennie Williams, Chris P. Sampson and Taqralik Partridge on the view from their homes and depictions of arctic interiors across mediums, this issue is a testament to the powers our interiors hold.
With cover art by Susie Seeta Saila, this issue explores ideas around the transformative experience that occurs each winter as the sea ice freezes. Photographers Holly Andersen, Niore Iqalukjuak, Katherine Takpannie and Laisa Audlaluk-Watsko share the beauty of places meaningful to them. A profile on Kinngait sculptor Osuitok Ipeelee explores his talent for sculpting animals and humans, as though frozen at precise moments.
Go behind the scenes for the making of the tapestry created by the Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts & Crafts for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and our new Tribute section recognizes the achievements of groundbreaking Ulukhaktok (Holman) printmaker Harry Egutak. Plus work by Annie Pootoogook, Amber Webb, Ulivia Uviluk, Ningiukulu Teevee and many more!
The Inuit Art Foundation is your home for Inuit art
As the only national organization dedicated to supporting Inuit artists working in all media and geographic areas, the Inuit Art Foundation has sought to empower and support Inuit artists’ self-expression and self determination, while increasing the public's access to and awareness of artists’ work for more than 31 years.
For over three decades, the IAF's flagship program has been the award-winning Inuit Art Quarterly (IAQ). Focused on the arts and artists of Inuit Nunangat, the IAQ is the only publication dedicated to the advancement and appreciation of Inuit and circumpolar Indigenous arts and is widely considered one of the most significant voices for Indigenous art in the world. The IAQ’s reach includes the print publication, the IAQ Online and the IAQ Profiles.
The IAF also manages the iconic Igloo Tag Trademark which has been protecting Inuit artists from fraud and cultural appropriation since 1958, grants the Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award as well as the Watt Scholarship to ensure Inuit voices are amplified and lead discussions of Inuit art.