Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait
Tuesday, August 20 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 21 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 22 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, August 23 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 24 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 25 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, August 27 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 28 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Portland Art Museum 1219 S.W. Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205
Loosely translated, the Inuktitut word Akunnittinni means “between us.” This exhibition chronicles a visual dialogue between an Inuk grandmother, mother, and daughter – Pitseolak Ashoona, Napachie Pootoogook, and Annie Pootoogook. Their work provide a personal and cultural history of three generations of Inuit women and sardonic references to pop culture that now infuses everyday life in Kinngait (Cape Dorset), as well as nuanced depictions of family and village life.
This exhibition will be at the Center for Contemporary Native Art (CCNA) at Portland Art Museum June 22, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020.
Lecture: June 23, 2019, 2-3:30 p.m.: Presented by Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo), IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe. Exhibition curator Andrea Hanley will join us to speak about the exhibition Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait. She will discuss her curatorial process in bringing together the work of three Inuit women artists in visual conversation with each other as well as the cultural history of three generations in Kinngait, a remote Inuit community located in the Arctic region of northern Canada. Lecture ticket includes admission to the Portland Art Museum. The lecture takes place in the Whitsell Auditorium.