Art and Science meet at the Cana­dian High Arc­tic Re­search Sta­tion

Inuit Art Quarterly - - NEWS -

As con­struc­tion on the Cana­dian High Arc­tic Re­search Sta­tion (CHARS) con­tin­ues (sched­uled for com­ple­tion fall 2017), the project is un­der­go­ing a de­cid­edly artis­tic treat­ment. Based on feed­back from com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tions, art­works by Inuit artists have been in­cor­po­rated into the on­go­ing con­struc­tion process rather than ap­plied af­ter con­struc­tion. The re­sult? Unique vis­ual com­po­nents em­bed­ded into the fab­ric of the build­ing, in­clud­ing floors and glaz­ing panels.

Artists from across Inuit Nu­nan­gat were in­vited to sub­mit works that would speak to the build­ing’s nar­ra­tive and would con­nect with the CHARS man­date of sci­en­tific re­search and tech­nol­ogy. Seven artists from nu­mer­ous re­gions have been se­lected to con­trib­ute works to both phases of con­struc­tion.

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