Join us at North Space for an evening of art, film, food, and conversation as we celebrate our two new exhibitions, Channel 51: Igloolik – Chill Zone and Channel 51: Igloolik – Atanarjuat. Guest curator Asinnajaq will be speaking about Isuma's practice.
Free admission. All are welcome!
Date & Time: Thursday March 15, 2018 | 4 to 7 PM | Catering by NishDish Marketeria
Location: Humber Galleries North Space | 205 Humber College Blvd, Etobicoke
Channel 51: Igloolik is presented across Humber Galleries’ two locations and celebrates 30 years of industry-changing video production coming out of Igloolik, a remote community of 1600 people in Nunavut. Challenging stereotypes about ways of life in the North, boundary-breaking video collectives Arnait and Isuma continue to share their vast body of work about contemporary Inuit visual culture with the world. This pair of exhibitions presents an opportunity to see what has been accomplished over three decades.
Channel 51: Igloolik – Chill Zone
January 22 – April 14, 2018
Humber College Lakeshore Campus
19 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive
Channel 51: Igloolik – Atanarjuat
March 5 – April 12, 2018
Humber College, North Campus
205 Humber College Boulevard
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM
Guest Curator: Asinnajaq (Isabella Weetaluktuk)
Asinnajaq, known also as Isabella Weetaluktuk, is an Inuk visual artist, writer, and curator. She is from Inukjuak, Nunavik and grew up in Montreal. Asinnajaq’s first job was traveling the Inuit Nunangat. During this time she was lucky to take in the immense beauty of places like the Torngat Mountains, Diana Island and the fjords of Baffin Island. This was also an opportunity to see many animals, old food caches, and the site of a Thule whale bone dwelling near Resolute Bay. While looking for her next move Asinnajaq made a storyboard for her father, Jobie Weetaluktuk’s, next film. This small task turned into the Assistant Director position, and the chance to film in Inukjuak, the place where many of Isabella’s aunts, uncles, and cousins live. Inspired, Asinnajaq jumped into film school and completed her first film with the National Film Board, titled Three Thousand. Asinnajaq moves to honour the past and create a foundation for the future.
These two exhibitions have come together through collaborative efforts of our Project Team: Assinajaq (Isabella Weetaluktuk), Maddie Alexander, Quazance Boissoneau, Liana Canzian, Sam Cohn-Cousineau, Danica Evering, Alissa Firth-Eagland, Regina Hartwick, Diana Jaber, Zoe Kim, Casey Norris, Safia Siad, Jacqueline Simpson, and Farah Yusuf.
This project marks an ongoing partnership and learning process between the Aboriginal Resource Centre- Humber College and Humber Galleries at Humber College.