Tag Archives: david ruben piqtoukun

Playing Favourites: Jennifer M., August 16, 2013

18 Aug

MIA visitor with her favourite piece.

Jennifer M., a MIA visitor, with “Kudlik Spirit” (2007) by David Ruben Piqtoukun (1950-), Jackson’s Point, stone and charcoal, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

I’m originally from Toronto, but now I live in Anchorage, Alaska.

What brings you to MIA? Is this your first visit?

I am here to visit with the curator.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

This piece is instantly unique, eye catching and powerful. It’s almost as if the ancestors are coming out of the seal oil lamp. The artist has chosen beautiful colours as well.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Digital Assets Coordinator

 

Playing Favourites: Toby T., August 8, 2012

8 Aug

Toby T., a MIA visitor with “Kudlik Spirit” by David Ruben Piqtoukun (1950-), Paulatuk, stone, charcoal, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

UK.

What brings you to MIA? Is this your first visit?

Holiday!

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Lifelike, flames and kauaks.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer

Playing Favourites: Clotilde, May 20th 2012

20 May

Playing Favourites is a running series featuring MIA visitors, staff and volunteers with their favorite objects in our collection.  Playing Favourites is open to every person at MIA, so please let us know if you’d like to participate the next time you visit.

MIA visitor Clotilde with “Kivivq Coming out of Fish” (2008) by David Ruben Piqtoukun (1950-), stone, polar bear fur, Private Collection

Where are you from?

Vaudreuil Soulauges, QC

What brings you to MIA? Is this your first visit?

I’m interested in Native art.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The fish head swallowing a human is full of a “way back” sense.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Educational Assistant

Playing Favourites: Stephanie M., August 21, 2011

22 Aug

Playing Favourites is a running series featuring MIA visitors, staff and volunteers with their favorite objects in our collection.  Playing Favourites is open to every person at MIA, so please let us know if you’d like to participate the next time you visit.

MIA visitor Stephanie M. with "Invoking the Spirit Hunt" (2009) by David Ruben Piqtoukun (1950 - ), Paulatuk, NWT, Stone, Caribou Antler, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Montreal

What brings you to MIA? Is this your first visit?

Curiosity!  First Visit.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

There is both a seriousness and a sense of humour in this piece.  It has a Surrealist touch and a great narrative.  What a treasure!

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Taya K., August 13, 2011

18 Aug

Playing Favourites is a running series featuring MIA visitors, staff and volunteers with their favorite objects in our collection.  Playing Favourites is open to every person at MIA, so please let us know if you’d like to participate the next time you visit.

MIA visitor Taya K. with "First Flight of the Apprentice" (2009) by David Ruben Piqtoukun (1950 - ), Paulatuk, NWT, Stone, caribou antler, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Manitoba

What brings you to MIA? Is this your first visit?

School project

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It has a very smooth shape and uses other things like feathers and I just like masks.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Minzhi J., July 31, 2011

31 Jul

Playing Favourites is a running series featuring MIA visitors, staff and volunteers with their favorite objects in our collection.  Playing Favourites is open to every person at MIA, so please let us know if you’d like to participate the next time you visit.

MIA visitor Minzhi with “Sedna is Found” (2008) by David Ruben Piqtoukun (1950 – ), Paulatuk (NWT), Stone, Caribou Antler, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Toronto

What brings you to MIA? Is this your first visit?

This is our first visit. We went to Queen’s Quay and around MIA by chance.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Because of the creativity put into the art work and how it is different from many other pieces.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Helena N., July 17 , 2011

17 Jul

Playing Favourites is a running series featuring MIA visitors, staff and volunteers with their favorite objects in our collection.  Playing Favourites is open to every person at MIA, so please let us know if you’d like to participate the next time you visit.

MIA visitor Helena N. with “Sedna is Found” (2008) by David Ruben Piqtoukun (1950 – ), Paulatuk (NWT), Stone, Caribou Antler, Private Collection on Loan to MIA
MIA visitor Helena N. with “Sedna is Found” (2008) by David Ruben Piqtoukun (1950 – ), Paulatuk (NWT), Stone, Caribou Antler, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Toronto

What brings you to MIA? Is this your first visit?

2nd visit.  We came to visit Harbourfront and found this.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

Very imaginative and interesting composition.  And I like how they merge 3 animals together with many eyes.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator