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Nuit Européenne des Musées

[:fr]Centre culturel canadien (Invalides)[:en]Canadian Cultural Centre (Invalides)[:]
May 18th, 2013 18:00 - 23:59

Affiche Nuiteuropéenne des musées 2013
Kenojuak Ashevak, Le retour du soleil © Dorset Fine Arts
Kenojuak Ashevak, Le retour du soleil © Dorset Fine Arts
Ville de Cape Dorset, Nunavut
Ville de Cape Dorset, Nunavut
Shuvinai Ashoona drawing
"Kinngait (Cape Dorset) Riding Light into the World" d’Annette Mangaard. Shuvinai Ashoona au travail dans son atelier
Annie Pootoogook
Annie Pootoogook

Focus on contemporary Inuit art

Saturday, May 18, 6 p.m. to midnight – Continuous screenings, 6 p.m. to midnight

Complementing the exhibition Fantastic Kenojuak Ashevak, exceptionally open for the European Night of the Museums 2013, a focus on contemporary Inuit art with the screening of two documentaries on the indispensable and prolific artistic community of Cape Dorset.

Kinngait: Riding Light into the World by Annette Mangaard
Documentary / 65 min. / 2010 / a Site Media Inc. production

This documentary was filmed during the celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the renowned Inuit artistic cooperative of Cape Dorset, also known as Kinngait Studio. It tells the story of the founding and remarkable blooming of this community of artists, which led to the emergence of contemporary Inuit art throughout the world. Featuring interviews with the artists Kenojuak Ashevak, Shuvinai Ashoona, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Tim Pitsiulak, Annie Pootoogook and Pitaloosie Saila.

Annie Pootoogook by Marcia Connolly
Documentary / 24 min. / 2006 / a Site Media Inc. production 

Annie Pootoogook was born, grew up and lives in Cape Dorset. This documentary is an intimate portrait of a major figure of contemporary Inuit art. Annie Pootoogook describes her use of drawing techniques and the way her everyday experiences in the Canadian Arctic inspired her creative process and shaped her identity as an Inuit artist.

In partnership with Site Media Inc. 

Free admission to screening and the exhibition


[:fr]Centre culturel canadien (Invalides)[:en]Canadian Cultural Centre (Invalides)[:]
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