echoes – Jocelyn Piirainen in conversation with Taqralik Partridge
Visit the Echoes exhibition Wednesday April 3 for curatorJocelyn Piirainen’s conversation withTaqralik Partridge.
When the exhibitTunirrusiangit:Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulakopened in the Sam & Ayala Pavilion it was one of the largest showcases of Inuit artwork at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). it could be seen as a singular sound that started a continuing harmony and one that echoes here within these walls of the Joan Goldfarb Study Centre.
Curated by Jocelyn Piirainen, echoes features “Silaup Putunga” and “Inuit in the Media” that relate to the idea of an echo and to ‘nipi’ – the Inuktitut word that best describes sounds as understood in the English language. Commissioned within the context ofTunirrusiangit, they were created byLaakkuluk Williamson Bathory & Jamie Griffiths and Taqralik Partridge as responses to the artwork of Inuit artistsKenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak.
The Goldfarb Study Centre exhibition ECHOES and the screening of THE5thREGION documentary arepresented at YorkUniversity byMOBILIZING INUIT CULTURAL HERITAGE (MICH),a six-year SSHRC Partnership Grant focusing on the contribution of Inuit visual culture, art, and performance to Inuit language preservation, social well-being, and cultural identity. MICH is based at the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and Anna Hudson,Professor/AMPD is the Principal Investigator