2019 Annual Meeting Agenda

2019 Annual Meeting of the Inuit Art Society

WHEN: October 25-27, 2019

WHERE:  University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor

Agenda for the 2019 IAS Conference at UMMA,

Friday, October 25

Opening Reception, hors d’oeuvres  @UMMA

Introductions and Canadian Consul General’s remarks

Keynote: Dr. Heather Igloliorte, “Inuit Art Futures,” UMMA Auditorium

Saturday, October 26     

Welcome—Mike Foor-Pessin

Christine Lalonde (Associate Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada): “The Wild and Widely Unknown History of Inuit Art at the NGC”

Dr. Mame Jackson, Curator (Professor Emerita: Art History), “An Interesting History —  A Promising Future: The Power Family Program for Inuit Art at UMMA.”

Koomuatuk (Kuzy) Curley, Kinngait, NU  (Film, Sculptural Carving)  “Inspiration and Challenges of an Artist in the 21st Century”

Mike Foor-Pessin (IAS President) “’The Inuit Art Enthusiasts’ Facebook Community: Avoiding the Single Story”

Panel Discussion: Dr. Heather IgloliorteChristine Lalonde, and Dr. Mame Jackson “Reflections on How Far We’ve Come, and Where We’re Going”

Carving demonstration by Kuzy Curley

IAS Board/Business Meeting

Sunday, October 27

Dr. Heather Igloliorte (Scholar, Curator and Art Historian), Nunatsiavut; University Research Chair and Community Engagement, Concordia University.

SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut: Curating with Community”

Film showing: “The Necessities of Life” directed by Benoit Pilon (running time 1 hour, 43 minutes)