Art Gallery of Ontario Exhibition Explores the Legacy and Future of Inuit Art

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TORONTO.- On April 2, the Art Gallery of Ontario unveils a sprawling exhibition that displays for the first time highlights from one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Inuit art. Inuit Modern: The Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection, on view until October 16, traces the transformation of Inuit art in the 20th century and features more than 175 works by 75 artists – including sculpture, prints, and drawings. The exhibition considers how the Inuit have coped with and responded to the swift transition from a traditional lifestyle to one marked by the disturbing complexities of globalization and climate change. Curated by Gerald McMaster, the AGO’s Fredrik S. Eaton Curator, Canadian Art, and co-curated by Ingo Hessel, curator of the Museum of Inuit Art in Toronto. Inuit Modern draws from multiple communities and periods and embraces voices both traditional and contemporary