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MAY 23 - JULY 6, 2013

Débarcadères, artistes Dustin Wilson, Zacharias Kunuk, Joanasie Salamonie, Peter Pitseolak, commissaire Sarah Watson

Photo Credit: Double exposure, rapids and houses, trading post at Inoukdjuac, QC, 1921(?) Captain George E. Mack, Probably 1921, 20th century MP-0000.597.292  © McCord Museum


The exhibition Landings marks the starting point of a long-term research project that investigates the narratives – both historical and contemporary – that serve to construct claims of sovereignty over the people, histories, land and resources

the North. 



As a means of bridging polarized histories and encouraging dialogue between canonized, contested and elided histories, this exhibition brings together ostensibly discordant modes of image-making and storytelling. By enabling points of contact, this multifaceted and cross-disciplinary project seeks to challenge modes in which constructions of future histories of the North are to be articulated.


The exhibition features a new body of commissioned work by Canadian artist Dustin Wilson, as well as the film Atanarjuat - The Fast Runner (2001), by Canadian Inuit director Zacharias Kunuk, and Old Photos (1973) by Joanasie Salamonie with Canadian Inuit photographer and sculptor Peter Pitseolak.



New works and materials will be added to the exhibition periodically in attempts to augment points of dialogue and to trouble and expand on notions of sovereignty. 


Sarah Watson


Special screenings
Atanarjuat - The legend of the fast man,

by Zacharias Kunuk

(2001, 172min)




Inuktitut with English subtitles

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m.

Saturday June 15 at 2 p.m.

Saturday June 29 at 2 p.m.


Inuktitut with French subtitles

Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m.

Saturday June 22 at 2 p.m.

Saturday July 6 at 2 p.m.


Outside of these times, the film is screened continuously.


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