Sunday, October 10, 2010

New imagery out of the North

The New Raw: Contemporary Inuit Art
Eye on the Arctic: Global warming is having a profound effect on the circumpolar world. Late ice formation and early melt are changing animal behaviour and ancestral travel routes long used by Inuit. These disruptions to traditional hunting patterns are stressing the social fabric in many Inuit communities -- places already grappling with problems from substance abuse to suicide. Inuit artists like [Ningeokuluk] Teevee, Jiutai Toonoo and Kavavaow Mannomee, among others, are increasingly taking on these political, environmental and identity questions in their work. [For entire article, with more images, go here.]

Not Me Anymore by Jutai Toonoo

Cross Current by Ningeokuluk Teevee
Source of images here.