• Artist: Various
  • Medium: Exhibition
  • Project Type: Major Institutions
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown

In this international group exhibition, artists express current Arctic concerns around land, language, sovereignty and resurgence.

Location

OCAD, Onsite Gallery

  • Address: 199 Richmond St. W.
  • Public Washrooms: Yes
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors

The Project

The title of “Among All These Tundras” is taken from the poem “My Home Is in My Heart” by famous Sámi writer Nils-Aslak Valkeapää. This touring exhibition will feature contemporary art by Indigenous artists from around the circumpolar world. Together, their works will politically and poetically express current Arctic concerns towards land, language, sovereignty and resurgence. Artists from the circumpolar north share kinship with each other and their ancestors, love for their homelands, and respect for the land and its inhabitants. They also share histories of colonialism and experience its ongoing legacies. They are united in their desire to protect northern ecologies, languages, peoples and knowledge from the effects of climate change, encroaching industry and competition. These artworks will invite viewers to contemplate relationships between written and embodied Indigenous knowledges, innovation and sustainability, humour and resilience. It will also prompt consideration of our collective responsibility to northern life and land. Participating artists: asinnajaq, Inukjuak, Canada; Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Iqaluit, Canada; Kablusiak, Edmonton, Canada; Carola Grahn, Malmö, Sweden; Marja Helander, Utsjok, Finland: Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Nome, USA; Joar Nango, Tromsø, Norway; Taqralik Partridge, Kuujjuaq, Canada; Barry Pottle, Ottawa, Canada; Inuuteq Storch, Copenhagen, Denmark; Couzyn van Heuvelen, Toronto, Canada; Allison Akootchook Warden, Anchorage, USA.

The Artist

  • Various

Among All These Tundras is a group exhibition that features contemporary art by Indigenous artists from around the circumpolar world. Curated by Heather Igloliorte, Amy Dickson and Charissa von Harringa.

Acknowledgements

This exhibition is produced and circulated by Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University.