Embassy of Imagination

ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᑦᓯᐊᓂᖅ | Inuuqatigiitsiarniq
Embassy of Imagination

Presented by The Theatre Centre

The Theatre Centre Galleries & Objectorium (Level 1 and 2)
October 21–November 30, 2017

Reception: Saturday, October 21st 2:00PM–4:00PM (Artists will be present)
Access information: The Theatre Centre is a barrier-free accessible location.

Artists: Christine Adamie, Lachaolasie Akesuk, Salomonie Ashoona, Alexa Hatanaka, Salomonie Ivaluajuk, Harry Josephee, Parr Josephee, Moe Kelly, Saaki Nuna, David Pudlat, Taqialuk Pudlat, Daniel Qiatsuk, Kevin Qimirpik, Iqaluk Quvianaqtuliaq, Tommy Quvianaqtuliaq, Josie Saila, Susie Saila, Ezeevalu Samayualie, Johnny Samayualie, Cie Taqiasuk, Patrick Thompson, and Joanasie Tunnillie.

Curated by Myung-Sun Kim

Inuuqatigiitsiarniq in Inuktitut is one of the core Inuit societal values and translates as ‘respecting others, relationships and caring for people.’ Created with Inuit youths from in Kinngait (Cape Dorset, Nunavut) and PA System, the collaborative works by Embassy of Imagination—prints, drawings, sculptures, and installation—animates the life of the north, and the complexities of community care, kinship, solidarity, and empathy. This exhibition includes a series of portraits wherein artists illustrate how they see themselves as well as each other through affirmations of love and care; speculative drawings of sea creatures realized from their imaginations put forth the possibilities for living amongst non-humans and humans. Together, the works in Inuuqatigiitsiarniq explore how intercultural communities from different places and histories can come together to respect and care deeply for each other through artmaking – one way of acting in solidarity with the Indigenous North.

Exhibition catalogue will be made available after the opening on the 21st and during the exhibition. To inquire about this exhibition or the artists, please email email: myung-sun@theatrecentre.org, or call 416-534-9261 for more information.

Embassy of Imagination is a socially engaged art practice working with Inuit youths from Kinngait (Cape Dorset, Nunavut), facilitated by Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson of PA System.

Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
Saturday + Sunday 9am – 5pm

ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᐅᑯᓄᖓ

ᐆᑑᐱᕆ 21- ᓄᕖᐱᕆ 30,2017
The Theatre Centre Galleries & Objectorium
ᒪᑐᐃᖓᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ: ᐆᑑᐱᕆ 21-ᒥ, ᓈᑦᓯᖑᔭᓚᕐᓂᐊᕐᒥ 2-ᒥᑦ- 4ᒧᑦ (ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᑏᑦ
The Theatre Centre is a barrier-free location.

ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᑏᑦ: ᑯᕆᔅᑏᓐ ᐋᑕᒥ, ᓗᑦᓴᐅᓛᓯ ᐊᑭᓱᒃ, ᓴᓚᒨᓂ ᐊᓲᓇ, ᐊᓚᔅᐊ ᕼᐋᑕᓇᑲ. ᓴᓚᒨᓂ ᐃᕙᓗᐊᕐᔪᒃ, ᐹᕐ ᔫᓯᐱ, ᒨ ᑲᓕ, ᓵᑭ ᓄᓇ, ᑕᐃᕕᑎ ᐸᓪᓚᑦ, ᑕᖅᑭᐊᓗᒃ ᐳᓪᓚᑦ, ᑖᓂᐊᓕ ᕿᐊᑦᓱᒃ, ᑲᕕᓐ ᕿᒻᒥᕐᐱᒃ, ᐃᖃᓗᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅᑐᓕᐊᖅ, ᑖᒥᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅᑐᓕᐊᖅ, ᔫᓯ ᓴᐃᓚ, ᓲᓯ ᓴᐃᓚ, ᐃᔨᕙᓪᓗ ᓴᐃᒪᔪᐃᓕ, ᔮᓂ ᓴᐃᒪᔪᐃᓕ, ᓰ ᑕᖅᑭᐊᑦᓱᒃ, ᐹᑐᕆᒃ ᑖᒻᓴᓐ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᔪᐊᓇᓯ ᑐᓂᓪᓕ.

ᑲᒪᔨ: ᒥᔭᖕ-ᓴᓐ ᑭᒻ

ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᑦᓯᐊᓂᖅ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᓄᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᑭᖃᖅᐳᖅ ‘ᑐᙵᓇᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᓯᒥᓂ, ᐃᓚᒌᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᑉᐱᒍᓱᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᓄᓐᓄᑦ.’ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑕᐅᓂᑯ ᐃᓄᓐᓄᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᑭᙵᕐᓂᑦ (ᑭᙵᐃᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ) ᐊᒻᒪᓗ PA System Collective, ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᐅᑯᓄᖓ- ᑎᑎᖅᑐᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ, ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐋᕿᑦᓱᐃᓂᖅ- ᐆᒪᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᕐᒥᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓈᒻᒪᑦᑎᐊᖃᑦᑕᖏᑦᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᑲᒪᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖅ, ᐃᓚᒌᓐᓂᖅ, ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᓐᓂᖅ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᑭᓯᖃᑎᒌᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᖅ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᒪᑐᐃᖓᓂᖅ ᐱᖃᓯᐅᑎᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᓇᒻᒥᓂᖅ ᑐᑯᓐᓇᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᑯᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᒻᒥᔪᑦ ᓇᓪᓕᓐᓂᑯᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᑉᐱᒍᓱᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ; ᓱᕐᓗ ᑕᐅᑐᙳᐊᖅᑐᒋᑦ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᐅᑕᙳᐊᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒥᓂᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖃᖅᑎᓱᓂᒋᑦ ᐆᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᓅᖏᑦᑐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐊᑕᐅᑦᓯᒃᑯᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᑦᓯᐊᓂᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᖃᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᓇᑭᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᕙᑦᓯᐊᕈᓂᓴᑦ ᑲᐃᒍᓐᓇᖅᑐᑎᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᑦᓯᑯᑦ ᑐᙵᓇᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᑉᐱᒍᓱᖃᑎᒌᑦᓯᐊᕐᓗᑎᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᒐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᕐᓂᒃᑯᓪᓗ- ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᖏᑲᑎᒌᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᖄᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᕐᒥᑦ.

ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᐅᑯᓄᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᕋᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖃᓇᐃᔭᖃᑎᒌᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᑦᑐᖏᑦ ᑭᖓᕐᓃᙵᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ (ᑭᙵᐃᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ), ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐊᓚᔅᐊ ᕼᐋᑕᓇᑲᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐹᑐᕆᒃ ᑖᒻᓴᓐᒧᑦ PA Systemᑯᓐᓂᑦ.