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Arctic Cultural Heritage Research Network (ACHRN)
This project is funded in part by the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Fellowship Award. It partners with Nunavummiut and museums to develop digital technologies that will share Arctic heritage resources and Inuit cultural knowledge to build and empower Northern communities.Keep Reading...
Bringing together a diverse group of scholars from around the globe, this research project examines from a comparative perspective the emergence of Indigenous modern arts in the 20th century, and its links to discourses of “primitivism”, nationalism, and the politics of Indigenous activism and recognition. It challenges and expands the canonical definition of modern art, and seeks to understand the ways Indigenous artists—often overlooked, or consigned to regional contexts— engaged with the philosophies and aesthetics of modern art, creating new artistic forms that married their longstanding visual traditions and western formats.Keep Reading...
This book was released in conjunction with the travelling exhibition ... which was produced by the Canadian Museum of Civilization and opened at the Embassy of Canada's Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Some fifty years ago, the remote Arctic community of Cape Dorset was introduced to the ancient traditions of Japanese printmaking by a Canadian artist, James Houston, who had studied printmaking in Japan with the revered master printmaker Un'ichi Hiratsuka. The remarkable story of that artistic encounter and its extraordinary results are the focus of this groundbreaking book.