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The Pulse of Art History Lecture series - Heather Igloliorte

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 4:45pm to 6:00pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, G22
232 East Ave, Central Campus

In this presentation Dr. Heather Igloliorte will discuss how she and other Indigenous scholars, curators and practitioners are reshaping how circumpolar Indigenous art is exhibited, written about, and collected within Canada and around the world. Working through Indigenous, decolonial and anti-colonial strategies grounded in generosity, care, and collaboration, and focused on the creation of spaces that encourage risk-taking, experimentation, and growth, arts leaders from across Inuit Nunaat and Sapmi are making space in institutions, bringing up and along future generations, supporting the creation of new knowledges in creative practices, and changing the discourse of institutions by prioritizing the stories, perspectives, and decision-making authority of Indigenous peoples.   

Dr. Heather Igloliorte (Inuk-Newfoundlander, Nunatsiavut) is the Tier 1 University Research Chair in Circumpolar Indigenous Arts at Concordia University in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, where she also leads the Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership SSHRC Partnership Grant and Co-Directs the Indigenous Futures Research Centre. She and Dr. Julie Nagam are the Artistic Directors of ARCTIC XR, a series of six Indigenous 360° films which premiered in Venice in September 2022 at ÁRRAN 360° in conjunction with the Sami Pavillion of the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale de Venezia. Most recently, Heather served as the Curator of Visual Arts and Coordinating Producer of the international Arctic Arts Summit, held in the Yukon in June 2022, and as the lead guest curator of INUA, the inaugural exhibition of the new Inuit art centre, Qaumajuq, which opened in Winnipeg in March 2021.  

Artwork: Mark Igloliorte, Tuvak AkKusinialuk Siaggijâk (Ice Road Skating) (2022), Drone videography by Jay Bulckaert, Artless Collective Inc.

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