The Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit: Art, Architecture and Traditional Knowledge

 

 

The Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit: Art, Architecture and Traditional Knowledge exhibition is the result of a contest that involved Inuit from all over the Inuit Nunangat territory (Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, Nunavut and Inuvialuit). This initiative is the first of its kind in the relatively recent history of Canadian Inuit art. Called upon to submit a work of art to be integrated into the architecture of the new Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) in Ikaluktutiak (Cambridge Bay), Nunavut, the artists created works illustrating the contribution of traditional knowledge to the development of sciences and technologies of international caliber, still in use today, thus putting to light past and present Inuit peoples’ ingenuity and inventiveness (Qanuqtuurniq). The fifty or so drawings presented in this exhibition were created by the winners of this competition and all fall under the same theme: Honoring the timeless creative genius of past and present Inuit. The exhibition is held in cooperation with the Embassy of Canada to Iceland.

The exhibition is open on weekdays at 9-5 in Veröld – House of Vigdís.

Admission is free. The Exhibition Catalogue can be downloaded here