Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow: Shuvinai Ashoona – Holding on to Universes

Shuvinai Ashoona, Pregnancies in Universe

Until 22nd March

Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts is staging an exhibition of work by Canadian artist Shuvinai Ashoona, Holding on to Universes. A native of northern Canada, Shuvinai Ashoona’s colourful pencil drawings link the familial rituals infusing Inuit life, traditions and memories of the past with visions of the future, human-animal hybrid creatures and reflections on the creation of new life, community and the magic of different worlds, connecting with people, animals, histories and contemporary cultures. Shuvinai has exhibited widely, bringing the perspective of her Cape Dorset community in Nunavut to new audiences, with her drawings reflecting the complex realities of shifting life and landscape as much as fictionalised, otherworldly scenes.

Supported by West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative and the High Commission of Canada, and accompanied by texts by artist Assinajaq and curator Ainslie Roddick, and screenings of two films by Inuit director Zacharias Kunuk.

350 Sauchiehall Street,
Glasgow G2 3JD

 

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