• Artists: Arctic Arts Summit & Scotiabank, CONTACT Photography Festival
  • Medium: Photography Installation
  • Project Type: Major Institutions
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown

Land of None | Land of Us is an exhibition of contemporary circumpolar photography.

Location

80 Spadina Ave, Suite 205

  • Address: 80 Spadina
    Suite 205
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Schedule: October 2 to 10. Viewable Wednesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Project

A featured exhibition of the Arctic Arts Summit that will also be shown simultaneously at other venues throughout Canada including Toronto's Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and during this fall's Nuit Blanche, Land of None | Land of Us is an exhibition of contemporary circumpolar photography. The exhibition challenges the idea of an unoccupied or vast, empty Arctic, by sharing images of Indigenous and other Northerner connections to land, knowledge, practices, relationships and kinships around the circumpolar world, firmly establishing that we have always been here. Land of None | Land of Us is curated by northern Indigenous curators Jennifer Bowen, Alice Marie Jektevik, Melissa Shaginoff, and Jessica Winters, and mentored by Pat Kane, co-founder and President of the Far North Photo Festival, and Dr. Heather Igloliorte, Arctic Arts Summit Curator of Visual Arts. This project is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Inuit Futures project in partnership with Nuit Blanche Toronto and CONTACT Photography Festival.

The Artists

  • Arctic Arts Summit & Scotiabank

  • CONTACT Photography Festival

Land of Us is curated by northern Indigenous curators Jennifer Bowen, Alice Marie Jektevik, Melissa Shaginoff, and Jessica Winters, and mentored by Pat Kane. Artists include: Agnieszka Sosnowska (Iceland); Anders Berthelsen (Inuit Nunaat), Angu Motzfeldt (Inuit Nunaat), Anne Katja Gaup (Sápmi), Arlyn Charlie (Gwich’in), Birthinnguaq Lange (Inuit Nunaat), Carl Johan (Sápmi), Carson Tagoona (Inuit Nunaat), Christian Solbeck (Inuit Nunaat), Cody Mantla (Tłı̨chǫ traditional homelands), David Stewart (Settler/Scottish in Inuvik), Deenaalee Hodgdon (Deg Xit’an Dené, Anvik, Alaska), Eldred Allen (Inuit Nunaat), Ellijah Neeley (Ahtna Athabascan homelands), Golga Oscar (Yup’ik homelands), Heida Helgadottir (Iceland), Iris Egilsdatter Somby (Sápmi), Jamie Stevenson (Tłı̨chǫ traditional homelands), Jenny Irene Miller (Inupiaq homelands), Kali Spitzer (Lək̓ʷəŋən homelands), Kristian Binder (Sápmi), Lada Suomenrinne (Sápmi), Lucasi Kiatainaq (Inuit Nunaat), Malaya Qaunirq Chapman (Inuit Nunaat), Marita Kristin Eilertsen Tøsse (Sápmi), Maureen Gruben (Inuit Nunaat), Meeka Steen (Inuit Nunaat), Millie Olsen (Mayo homelands), Minnie Clark (Tlingit homelands), Morgan Tsetta (Denendeh), Ørjan Marakatt Bertelsen (Sápmi), Robert Kautuk (Inuit Nunaat), Sergey Gavrilov (Sápmi), Steve Nilsen (Sápmi), Ukjese van Kampen (Champagne and Aishihik First Nations land), Yael Bar Cohen (Iceland).

Acknowledgements

Special thanks to the Inuit Art Foundation, CONTACT and Inuit Futures