Film Night: Kinngait: Riding Light Into the World
Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Join us for a Film Night screening of the film Kinngait: Riding Light into the World! Learn about the remarkable artists of Kinnigait Studios located in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, as well as the immense changes this community has witnessed over the past half-century. Presently on view is a print by Innuk artist Shuvinai Ashoona in the exhibition, NSCAD Lithography Workshop.
“The Baffin Island community of Cape Dorset is world-renowned for the art produced at the Inuit owned and operated Kinngait Studios. Weaving together many voices with images of iconic artworks, the film is a captivating chronicle of how art making replaced fur-trapping in the 1950s, detailing the complex relationships between the artists and their network of supporters. This film brings together artworks of successive generations that eloquently illustrate the immense changes experienced by Inuit to their way of life and their environment over the past half-century. Featuring hauntingly beautiful Arctic scenery and evocative music by Tanya Tagaq, Lucie Idlout, and other contemporary Inuit performers.”