The new works on view in Mark Igloliorte’s solo exhibition Anittâ! – Above All Negations utilize the nuances of colours and text as a driver for exploring Indigenous knowledge. These particular explorations are rooted in language, as well as personal and cultural imagery including Igloliorte’s signature skateboards. A skater himself, the artist likens the act of practicing on his board to learning the Inuktitut language of his heritage. The exhibition is an ode to learning as an ongoing process of self discovery.
Prior to the exhibition opening, Mark spent some time in the gallery with his sister, art historian Heather Igloliorte. There, the two discussed this new body of work. Watch their conversation below.