Qavavau Manumie, of Cape Dorset, will be among the global artists featured in a Polish exhibition titled The Penumbral Age. Art in the Time of Planetary Change.
photo courtesy of the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative
Cape Dorset artist Qavavau Manumie’s work will be included in an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
Titled “The Penumbral Age. Art in the Time of Planetary Change,” the exhibition “presents artwork and documentation of artistic practices from the last five decades, and highlights the strengthening of environmental reflections in the art of the late 1960s and early 1970s as well as the second decade of the 21st century,” according to the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative.
The periods in question helped give rise to the modern ecological movement and spurred forms of earth and land art, some based on organic materials.
The exhibition runs June 5-Sept. 13.
Manumie, who was born in Brandon, Man., is an accomplished drawer and printmaker.
“His stylistic abilities range from the very literal to the more expressive and idiosyncratic with work that is often amusing in its depictions of Inuit legends and mythology, Arctic wildlife and contemporary aspects of Inuit life,” the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative stated in a news release on Monday.
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