Getting Under Our Skin Exhibition
Inspired by Inuk filmmaker Alethea Anarquq-Baril’s award-winning documentary, Angry Inuk, this exhibition is grounded in intergenerational art and activism that speaks to the central role of the seal and seal hunting within Inuit culture and society. Considered a critically important Indigenous right to Inuit communities, the practice has been affected by international protests that have failed to engage the Inuit themselves. Bringing together contemporary works by Alethea Anarquq-Baril, Katherine Takpannie, Couzyn van Heuvelen, and Tanya Tagaq, as well as works from the Art Gallery of Guelph’s permanent collection selected by Inuit youth, Getting Under Our Skin highlights the primacy of lived tradition and its transformation into visual culture. Curated by Andrew Hunter, this exhibition is presented with the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.