Kiugak Ashoona: Stories and Imaginings From Cape Dorset


Kiugak Ashoona: Stories and Imaginings From Cape Dorset
Curated by Darlene Coward Wight
Essays by Marie Routledge and Darlene Coward Wight

Kiugak Ashoona has the longest artistic career of any living Cape Dorset artist and is one of the most recognized Inuit artists in the world today. Born in 1933 and son renowned Inuit artist Pitseolak Ashoona, Kiugak Ashoona began his own prodigious artistic career as a child while living at a camp on the land. In the beginning his subjects and style were realistic but, after marriage into a powerful Shaman’s family, this soon changed. Since the late 1950s, Ashoona’s sculptures and drawings have been infused with an awareness of Inuit mythology and shamanism. Today his work is celebrated for its dramatic power and formal beauty. This first retrospective monograph contains a study of Kiugak Ashoona’s original drawings as well as interviews conducted with the artist and is extensively illustrated.

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Weight 0.6000 kg
Dimensions 0.8382 × 23.495 × 24.13 cm