We open the exhibition Voices from the Arctic with a vernissage on Thursday, 6 October, 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. at Konstmuseet i Norr.
Admission is free.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
In Voices from the Arctic, contemporary Inuit art provides a new perspective on the consequences of climate change. The exhibition features 20 artists from mainly Arctic Canada but also Greenland, who through sculpture and artwork reflect on the special living conditions in the Arctic. The work is indicative of a common concern about the ongoing changes in the climate and environment.
The artworks are part of the Swiss Museum Cerny, one of the world's largest collections of Inuit art founded by Peter and Martha Cerny in the 1990s. From the beginning, the collection consisted of art from Arctic Canada, but today it also includes works from other Arctic regions, which makes the collection extensive and unique – and culturally relevant for the Norrbotten County Art Museum, whose catchment area includes indigenous peoples in the Arctic parts of the Barents region.
The exhibition is curated by Martha Cerny, Museum Director at Museum Cerny in Bern and Selma Green, County Art Museum Director at Konstmuseet i Norr.
Northwest Territories, Canada: Bill Nasogaluak, David Ruben Piqtoukun, Abraham Anghik Ruben.
Nunavut, Canada: Luke Anowtalik, Kenojuak Ashevak, Soroseelutu Ashoona, Olooreak Etungat, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Qavavau Manomie, Johnny Lee Pudlat, Pudlo Pudlat, Pitaloosie Saila, Simon Tookoome, Jutai Toonoo, Ruth Annaqtuusi Tulurialik, Lucy Tunguaq.
Nunavik, Québec, Canada: Juanisialuk Irqumia, Mattiusi Iyaituk.
Nunatsiavut, Canada: Billy Gauthier.
Grönland/Kalaallit Nunaat: Jonasie Faber.