Until May 3

subsist brings together a selection of works that reflect political, economic, and social systems of subsistence in individual and collective continuation of cultural practices for survival. The exhibition explores the controversy of the seal hunt, western globalization policies and the historical and contemporary impacts of colonialism on land and health determinants for Indigenous peoples in Canada. Maureen Gruben’s new work, Breathing Hole, will be in dialogue with photography, drawings, sculpture, and installation. See works from Mark Igloliorte, Dana Claxton, Andrew Qappik, and Omalluq Oshutsiaq in tandem with a selection of works from the WAG’s extensive Inuit art.

Full list of artists:

Maureen Gruben
Dana Claxton
Andrew Qappik
Omalluq Oshutsiaq
Mark Igloliorte
KC Adams
Qaunaq Mikkigak
Akitiq Sanguya
Luke Anguhadluq
Napachee Kadlak
Bobby Etoktok
Kananginak Pootoogook
And various unidentified artists

Jaimie Isaac
Curator, Indigenous and Contemporary Art

Jocelyn Piirainen
Assistant Curator, Inuit Art

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