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Back to the roots of contemporary Inuit art

[:fr]Centre culturel canadien (Invalides)[:en]Canadian Cultural Centre (Invalides)[:]
June 06th, 2013 18:30 - 20:00

Charles Gimpel, Tunu carving a kudlik, 17 septembre 1958, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada,
numéro d’acquisition 1995-077 NPC,
pièce 46VIII35/LAM, e004923447
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In parallel with the exhibition Fantastic Kenojuak Ashevak, art historian and Inuit art specialist Florence Duchemin-Pelletier gives a lecture on contemporary Inuit art and the roots of a flourishing artistic movement. The genesis, which has become almost legendary, of contemporary Inuit art takes as its starting point the journey of James Houston to the Canadian Arctic in 1948.

While the young artist was undoubtedly behind its success in the South, because of his skillful promotional work, the Inuit had not waited for him to begin selling sculptures locally. Contemporary Inuit art was neither the continuation of an ancestral form nor the rigorous application of non-native directives, but the fruit of an active collaboration between Inuit and Qallunaat, Westerners.

Programmed by the Espace Culturel Inuit

Free admission with reservation: 06 88 09 68 77 or espace.inuit@free.fr


[:fr]Centre culturel canadien (Invalides)[:en]Canadian Cultural Centre (Invalides)[:]
5, rue de Constantine, Paris

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