TUNIRRUSIANGIT: ASHEVAK & PITSIULAK
In the of summer 2018, the AGO celebrated the power of Inuit art by bringing together two extraordinary artists—Kenojuak Ashevak and her nephew Timootee (Tim) Pitsiulak—in their major exhibition of the season. Ashevak and Pitsiulak represent two generations of Inuit artists who have challenged viewers to respond to their art and the Inuit world view in new ways.
Tunirrusiangit, “their gifts” or “what they gave” in Inuktitut, celebrates the achievements of two remarkable artists who challenged the parameters of tradition. The Office of Gilbert Li had the pleasure of designing the book that was published to coincide with the exhibition at the AGO. Tunirrusiangit features more than 60 reproductions of paintings, drawings, and documentary photographs. Completing the book are essays by contemporary artists and curators Jocelyn Piirainen, Anna Hudson, Georgiana Uhlyarik, Koomuatuk Curley, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, and Taqralik Partridge that address both the past and future of Inuit identity. The hardcover 160-page book (now in its second edition) measures 10.25 × 10.25 inches and is available for purchase through the AGO.