Nuit européenne des musées – May, 18 2013
Opening from 6 pm to midnight
The Canadian Cultural Centre presents, for the first time in France, a solo exhibition by one of the greatest Inuit artists, Kenojuak Ashevak, who was a key figure in the famous Inuit artists’ cooperative in Cape Dorset, located on the southwestern tip of Baffin Island, Nunavut. Kenojuak Ashevak was one of the best-known artists of the artistic capital of the Far North since the 1960s, Cape Dorset. This fame is due to the distinctiveness of her art, whose fantastic dimension is not strictly linked to the shamanic world and to the bestiary of the local tradition but blossoms according to a more personal, admirably free aesthetic.
The exhibition Fantastic Kenojuak Ashevak brings together 40 works from the private collection of Claude Baud, the French collector of Inuit art who contributed, with his gallery L’Iglou, Art Esquimau in Douai, to the promotion of the sculptures and prints of many artists by means of multiple exhibitions in France and Europe.
The exhibition Fantastic Kenojuak Ashevak is a tribute to the artist, who died on January 8, 2013, at the age of 85.
With the support of L’Iglou, Art Esquimau in Douai