Posts Tagged 'The Walrus'

Ningeokuluk Teevee (Part 2)

Sometimes Inuit art can feel inaccessible, a world away from what is familiar to the viewer. But that’s also a reason to love art, any type of art. It opens you up to a new way of seeing the world, whether the subject matter is familiar or not.

Contemporary Inuit artists now come from a place of cultural diversity. Many depict the way Western culture has, for better or worse, been a part of their everyday lives.

Teevee is a wonderful example of an artist who express this notion.

This stonecut and stencil print entitled Yesterday, illustrates that the Inuit have not been isolated from “modern” life for a couple generations. A record player and The Beatles were a part of Teevee’s world, just like it was a part of the viewer’s world.

In Shaman Revealed (2007), Teevee takes a modern interpretation on the legend of Kiviuq, an Inuit hero. Kiviuq encounters a fox in human form on one of his journeys. Teevee allows the fox to reveal her true self through the use of a zipper.

Shaman Revealed was also the cover of The Walrus magazine in November 2007.

More still to come on Teevee, including her first book.

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