Conversation Series: Bart Hanna

30 Jan

As we’ve previously mentioned, January 12th was the official launch of the International Year of Co-Operatives (or IYC) in Canada. Co-operatives play a major role in the history of Inuit art and continue to make important contributions to not only art-making, but also Arctic communities as a whole.

To celebrate the launch, we were able to record the first in a year-long series of informal conversations with artists throughout the Arctic. Thanks to technological advances, I am able to speak to artists in their own communities via Skype and record those conversations to share with you.

Speaking to Bart Hanna via Skype

Iglulik artist Bart Hanna very kindly agreed to speak to us about his artistic process on the 12th and it was an absolute pleasure. He is one of the museum’s most talked-about artists and you can learn more about him on our virtual tour of the museum.

We are still working out the kinks in this system, as you can see in the video: our connection unfortunately dropped at the end of the interview and due to the dimensions of the recorded area, you can only see the top of my face in the video. We are working on ironing these out as we continue throughout the year.

These videos are also an opportunity for you, our visitors, to participate. When we confirm an interview, visitors are welcome to send us questions to ask a particular artists here in the blog comments, on Facebook, on Twitter or via email. Unfortunately, I can’t reveal who we are interviewing next just yet, but keep your eyes peeled. In the meantime, is there anyone you’d like to see us speak to this year?

-Posted by: Alysa Procida, MIA’s Educational Coordinator





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