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Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios 🌐

Du 7 décembre 2019 au 30 août 2020

Innukjuakju Pudlat (1913 – 1972), Untitled; cotton/polyester blend; screen printed; 158 x 90 cm; t2017.20.35 | Reproduced with permission by Dorset Fine Arts

Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue
Toronto, Ontario

L’exposition trace l’évolution et l’impact d’une initiative textile peu connue sur l’art graphique des Inuits.

The little-known story of a group of Inuit artists and printers who produced a collection of bold graphic textiles in Kinngait, Nunavut in the 1950s and 60s – a period of social change that disrupted traditional language and relationships to the land. These printed images preserve the legends, stories and ways of life from this time, offering a vital connection between the contemporary Inuit community and the creativity and resourcefulness of the artists and printers of previous generations.

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