October 29, 2019

Stonecroft Lecture 2019: Isuma

University of Ottawa

One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk, 2019. Courtesy of Isuma Distribution International.

The Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Canada is proud to present the work of artist collective Isuma for the fifth annual Stonecroft Lecture on Thursday, November 14, at 6pm in the Gallery Auditorium. Their most recent film One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk, will be screened at the event, followed by a discussion with assistant director and Isuma member Lucy Tulugarjuk and artist and curator Aninnajaq.

This lecture series is made possible thanks to a significant gift from the Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts in support of contemporary art discourse. Isuma is representing Canada at the 58th Venice Biennale 2019.

Lucy Tulugarjuk is an actor, creative performer, and the Executive Director of Nunavut Independent Television Network (NITV). Born in Churchill, MB, and raised in Igloolik and Sanirajak (Hall Beach), Nunavut, Lucy is well-known for her award-winning performances in feature films, including Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, which won the Camera D’Or and Genie Award for Best Picture in 2002. She is the co-writer and director of the 2018 feature film, Tia and Piujuq, which premiered at the Carrousel Children’s Film Festival and the Boston Kid’s Film Festival in 2018, and assistant director for Zacharias Kunuk’s most recent film One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk (2019), which won “Best Canadian Film” at the 2019 Vancouver International Film Festival.

Asinnajaq is a visual artist, filmmaker, writer and curator based in Montreal, QC. Asinnajaq's practice is grounded in research and collaboration, which includes working with other artists, friends and family. In 2016 she worked with the National Film Board of Canada's archive to source historical and contemporary Inuit films and colonial representations of Inuit in film. The footage she pulled is included in her short film Three Thousand. The film was nominated for Best Short Documentary at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Asinnajaq is part of the curatorial team for the Canadian Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale.

The film has English subtitles and the discussion is in English. Open to the public. Free of charge. Limited Seating. Venue is wheelchair accessible.

For more information:
Sylvie Boivin, Department of Visual Arts, University of Ottawa, T 613 562 5868, arvsec [​at​]

About the University of Ottawa
The University of Ottawa is committed to research excellence and encourages an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge creation. The Department offers attentive teaching and mentoring within a close-knit university community, while also encouraging student interaction with a broad network of art institutions and professionals.

University of Ottawa MFA Visual Arts
In this bilingual two-year program students take an in-depth look at theories informing contemporary art and image culture. The Professional Internship course, in which students have the opportunity to work at one of the many art institutions in the region, or with a professional artist, is a distinctive feature of our program. Students are given private studios and funding opportunities are available.

The deadline for application to the program is January 15. Click for more info.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Professor Andrew Wright, Graduate Program Director for more information: arvdirg [​at​]

About the National Gallery of Canada
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