Traditional Stories: Unikkaaqtuat/Modern Stories: Unikkaat explores storytelling as an essential element of Inuit oral cultural traditions as well as playing a significant role as a source for their visual imagery.
Traditional stories or unikkaaqtuat which are retold from generation to generation may vary in the retelling but they provide narratives that address aspects of Inuit history, the spiritual nature of the people, and other beliefs. The modern stories or unikkaat are more recent. These stories may address an individual’s experience or provide a commentary on changes within contemporary Inuit experience. Both of these narrative forms express the ethics, attitudes and ideals of the culture.
This exhibition included graphic and sculptural works by Kenojuak Ashevak, Abraham Anghik Ruben, Pitseolak Ashoona, Napatchie Pootoogook, Pitaloosie Saila, and many others.
Curated by Chris Finn