INUIT ARTISTS TO REPRESENT CANADA IN VENICE

Dec 13, 2017

By Michael Kramer

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Isuma, an artist collective led by filmmakers Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn – will represent Canada at the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Isuma is an Inuit video-based production company co-founded in 1990 by a team of filmmakers – with the goal of preserving Inuit culture and language – by presenting Indigenous stories.

Isuma’s projects, which include the acclaimed 2001 movie Atanarjuat; The Fast Runner – have screened at film festivals and galleries around the world.

The National Gallery of Canada says Isuma’s participation in Venice marks the first presentation of art by Inuit – in the Canada Pavilion.

Isuma was selected by a national committee of experts in contemporary Canadian art.

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