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TUNIRRUSIANGIT

During our visit to the Art Museum of Ontario we enjoyed the unique exhibition "Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak"
A wonderful retrospective exhibition of two generations of Inuit artists:

Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013) was born in an igloo in an Inuit camp, Ikirasaq, on the southern coast of Baffin Island. Her father, Ushuakjuk, an Inuit hunter and fur trader, and the mother, Silaqqi, named Kenojuak after Silaqqi's deceased father.
Kenojuak is known as the 'grandmother of Inuit art'. Characteristic are her flowing graphic stories and the amazing use of magic markers

Timootee "Tim" Pitsiulak (1967-2016) a Inuk artist and hunter based in Nunavut, Canada. Tim is a nephew of Kenojuak.
He worked as a hunter while making jewellery, sculptures, lithographs, and photographs, and large coloured-pencil drawings, the last of which is best known for. His subjects were Arctic wildlife and scenery, and traditional and modern Inuit culture.

In Inuktitut, Tunirrusiangit means 'their gifts' or 'the gift they gave.'


■ Picture 1: ◄ Kenojuak Ashevak - Summer Camp ►


■ Picture 2: ◄ Tim Pitsiulak - Qalupalik Maqgoo ►


■ Picture 3: ◄ Kenojuak Ashevak - Luminous Char ►


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