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Ullumimut : Entre tradition et innovation / Between Tradition and Innovation (Multilingual) (Paperback)
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Lucassie Echalook and Mattiusi Iyaituk are two of the most renowned contemporary Inuit sculptors, admired for their art but no less for their contribution to the preservation of the Inuit culture of Nunavik. Through the use of both traditional and innovative materials, they shape the gestures of human, animal and shaman, evoking the quotidian stories, myths and dreams of their way of life. Yet while so deeply enmeshed in their immediate environment - a vast and distant geography that remains to most of us an unknown place - their works transcend the particular to speak of more universal truths. In Echalook’s intertwining figures, carved so judiciously out of one block of soapstone or steatite, we recognize the human need for the bonds and succor of community. In Iyaituk’s lone shamans, whose arms, antlers and trance-like stares seem to petition the surrounding vastness for spiritual guidance, we acknowledge our desire for connection to a world beyond the self. The sculptures mine these themes with formal rigor, humor and haunting beauty. Published with the Avataq Cultural Institute. In English, French and Inuktitut.
Number of Pages: 68
Sub-Genre: History / Contemporary (1945-)
Publisher: ABC Art Books Canada Distribution
Author: Lucassie Echalook & Mattiusi Iyaituk
Street Date: December 16, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-8419
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