Kuugaaluk: along the traces of our forefathers

Exhibition - Visual arts - Photography

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May 1 to October 31 2021
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, QC Canada
H1X 2B2

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This exhibition presents photographs taken by Lisa Qiluqqi Koperqualuk and Yvan Pouliot at Kuugaaluk, Nunavik, in 2018, as well as ones taken by the former director of the Jardin botanique, Jacques Rousseau, captured at the same place.

When Inuit elders saw Rousseau’s archival photos from 1948, they recognized a number of people and recalled the time when they stayed there. These memories prompted Lisa and Yvan to travel to Kuugaaluk, along with young Inuit*. The pictures exhibited in the First Nations Garden underscore, despite the passage of time, the importance of ancestors and the steadfastness of attachment to the land.

* The spelling of the word Inuit respects the Inuit language, Inuktitut. Inuit is a plural meaning “men,” “people,” “human beings.”

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