Have you seen our major exhibition Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak yet? Closing Sunday, August 12, this remarkable exhibition brings together the superb prints and drawings of two generations of incredible Inuit artists. Don’t miss the exhibition that the Toronto Star called a “star-making display of Inuit art.”
Co-curated by a team of Inuit artists, who wove poetry, storytelling and video through the exhibition, Tunirrusiangit honours the legacy of Ashevak and Pitsiulak with a contemporary lens. It’s also the biggest exhibition of Inuit art ever at the AGO and the first time Inuit art has been exhibited in the Sam & Ayala Zacks Pavilion – the AGO’s largest gallery space.
Already seen the extraordinary exhibition? It’s worth checking out again because 12 works by Ashevak were recently added to Tunirrusiangit. (There are limits to how long works on paper can be in light. So these latest works were just brought into the show – and they are stunning.)
We recently chatted with Georgiana Uhlyarik, the AGO’s Fredrik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art, about some of the exquisite art you’ll see in Tunirrusiangit. Check out the video here:
Loved the exhibition and want to find a way to bring it home? Visit the pop-up shop on Level 2 where you can pick up T-shirts, tote bags, prints and more featuring artworks by Ashevak and Pitsiulak. You can also buy carvings created by other fantastic Inuit artists. Here are some of our favourite pieces available for sale in shopAGO:
Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak, open now until August 12, is free with General Admission.
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