VISUAL ART FORUMS | Heather Igloliorte

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Heather Igloliorte
REWRITING INUIT ART HISTORY | TOWARDS AN INCLUSIVE FUTURE
Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 7 to 9PM
Lecture Theatre | Room 301, South Building 

Join us for a lecture, Rewriting Inuit Art History - Towards an Inclusive Future, with Curator, Art Historian and Research Chair in Indigenous Art History and Community Engagement at Concordia University, Dr. Heather Igloliorte.

In this presentation, Dr. Heather Igloliorte, an Inuk curator and art historian from Nunatsiavut, will discuss her approach to the study and dissemination of Inuit art of the modern and contemporary periods (1949 - present) in light of her work with and research on Inuit communities and artists across the North and urban centres.

How has Inuit art production been written about and exhibited since the advent of the modern Inuit art era? What is the state of the arts today? And where is Inuit art production headed? Join Dr. Igloliorte for a engaging discussion on Inuit art which will span seven decades, a wide array of visual arts productions, and artists from across all of Inuit Nunangat (the four Inuit regions of Arctic Canada). 

The Visual Art Forums are presented by the Audain Faculty of Visual Art + Material Practice. This event is presented in partnership with the Faculty of Culture and Community and the Aboriginal Gathering Place. 

More about the presenter:
Heather Igloliorte is Research Chair in Indigenous Art History and Community Engagement and Assistant Professor of Aboriginal art history at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. She is currently working with the Nunatsiavut Territory to bring the arts and culture of the Nunatsiavummiut (Labrador Inuit) to light through several ongoing and multiplatform collaborative community-based projects. One of these is projects, the creation of a large scale touring exhibition of Nunatsiavut contemporary art, is being coordinated through the SSHRC Partnership Grant Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage: a multi-media / multi-platform re-engagement of voice in visual art and performance (2013 - 2017).

This event is free + open to the public.