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Inuit Modern: Masterworks from the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection

Category: Book
Contributions By: Eber, Dorothy
Contributions By: Engelstad, Bernadette
Contributions By: Hessel, Ingo
Contributions By: Igloliorte, Heather
Contributions By: Ipellie, Alootook
Contributions By: Kunuk, Zacharias
Contributions By: Lalonde, Christine
Contributions By: McGhee, Robert
Edited By: McMaster, Gerald
Afterword By: Saul, John Ralston
Subject:  ART / Canadian
  ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / General
  ART / Native American
Awards: Alcuin Award for Best Pictorial Book Design (2011) Runner-up
Melva J. Dwyer Award (2011) Winner
Publisher: Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.
Published: November 2010
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 11.10in x 10.00in x 0.86in
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$ 55.00
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From The Publisher*

A gorgeous retrospective on the transformation of Inuit art in the 20th century, mirroring the vast and poignant cultural changes in the North.

In response to a rapidly changing Arctic environment, Inuit have had to cope with the transition from a traditional lifestyle to the disturbing realities of globalization and climate change. Inuit art in the latter half of the 20th century reflects the reciprocal stimulus of contact with Euro-Canadians and embodies the evolution of a modern Inuit aesthetic that springs from an ancient cultural context, creating an exciting new hybridized art form. Inuit Modern: Art from the Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection situates modern Inuit art within a larger framework that reinterprets the Canadian Arctic. Essays by leading Canadian scholars in the field including Ingo Hessel, Robert McGhee, Christine Laloude, Heather Igloliorte, Dorothy Eber and Bernadette Driscoll Engelstad examine the social, political and cultural transformation through the dynamic lens of colonial influence and agency. Inuit Modern also features interviews with David Ruben Piqtoukun and Zacharias Kunuk.

This book was published in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Review Quote*"The work of Inuit artists has continually evolved in response to the industrialized, bureaucratic culture encroaching from the south. Inuit Modern, an opulent new coffee-table book, displays the astonishing results. The 175 pieces beautifully reproduced here span the last century."
Review Quote*"This book is full of treasures from one of the world's most comprehensive collections of Inuit art. With more than 175 works by Inuit artists, the reader is taken on a journey of the Inuit aesthetic as it evolves from its from traditional roots to a more contemporary and globalized art form."