This issue of the IAQ thinks about the idea of “home” and considers how important, difficult and layered this idea can be for Inuit. Amy Prouty’s feature “A Monumental Saga: Representing and Remembering the High
Arctic Relocations” shows the ways in which art explores how difficult feeling at home can be for some Inuit who have had to create their lives within circumstances they did not choose. Tarah Hogue and Jordan Wilson take another approach in “Sightlines and Surfaces: The Art of Mark Igloliorte,” looking at how art can be used by artists to put Indigenous voices and objects at the centre of cultural life, even within urban centres in southern Canada. “At Home in the Studio” looks at where artists create their work and blends the land, Inuit communities and spaces throughout Canada to showcase an equally important home: wherever their ideas and creativity take shape.
This issue also covers a range of art forms and geography that are not as often featured in the pages of the magazine. Photography and mixed media collage sit alongside sculpture and printmaking. Similarly, voices from Alaska and Inuit living in urban centres are featured next to those throughout the North, showing the variety of where Inuit call home. I hope you enjoy this issue of the Inuit Art Quarterly.