Thursday, 2 August 2018

Annie Pootoogook at Tate Liverpool as part of Liverpool Biennial

Fifteen drawings by Annie Pootoogook are exhibited in a single room at Tate Liverpool. They act as a diary of the artists' life; illustrating the everyday events of her modern Inuit life in the small community of Kinngait. These events include hunting, eating, watching television and camping.

As I walked round the gallery from left to right, I was taken by the honesty and immediacy of her style of drawing. I noticed that the views differ to the outdoor scenes that are more commonly associated with Inuit art. 

As I progressed round the room, the tone of the images shifted and the viewer is offered an insight into moments of domestic violence within the domestic environment.

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