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Sanaugaq: Things Made by Hand

Human figures made from bone

Sanaugaq: Things Made by Hand

March 31–April 16, 2011

Curated by Rheanne Chartrand, Lianne Maitland, Rebecca Noone and Lisa Truong

University of Toronto Art Centre

The 1950s mark the birth of the Inuit fine art industry, which quickly grew to national and international acclaim. Its origins, however, are complex and inextricably entwined with commercialism. Sanuagaq is a critical examination of these roots, seeking to explore the tensions between artistic expression and commercial expectations which arise from creating Northern art for a Southern audience. Join us also for a complementary symposium featuring some of the most progressive Inuit art experts discussing issues surrounding the curation and representation of contemporary Inuit art.

Master of Museum Studies thesis exhibition curated by Rheanne Chartrand, Lianne Maitland, Rebecca Noone and Lisa Truong

Opening Reception

Thursday March 31, 2011 6–8pm

Panel Talk

Whose Art is it Anyway? Negotiating Curation, and Consumption of Inuit Art
Tuesday April 5, 2011, 3–5pm
Featuring Nancy Campbell, Dr. Norman Vorano and Jack Butler

Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge the project support from Manulife Financial.

Title Image: Artist unknown, Mosquito, date unknown. Fur, leather, card, sinew, thread, plastic beads.

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