Tag Archives: manasie akpaliapik

Playing Favourites: Zeina W., August 28, 2012

30 Aug

Zeina W., a MIA visitor, with “Spirit World of the Inuit” by Manasie Akpaliapik (1955-), Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), whalebone, stone, ivory, Private Collection.

Where are you from?

Vancouver, BC.

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

My friend Aviva, who volunteers at the MIA, brought me.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like how the artist integrated the natural contours of the bone into his art.

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

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Playing Favourites: Fiona G., November 15, 2011

15 Nov

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 Fiona G. with "Creation Story" (2007)by Manasie Akpaliapik (1955-) from Ikpiarjuk, whalebone, stone, ivory, Private collection

 

Where are you from?

Liverpool, England

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

I am an admin at the Museum of Liverpool, UK and am interested from both a visitor and an academic point of view. This is my first visit but I’m interested in coming back!

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

This piece is totally engaging. It’s different from every angle and provides something different everytime you view it. The materials add a lovely texture, making it inviting. You could look at it for hours and still see something new!

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Linda T., October 11, 2011

12 Oct

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 Linda T. with "Creation Story" (2007) by Manasie Akpaliapik (1955-), Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay). whalebone, stone, ivory, Private collection

Where are you from?

Etobicoke, ON

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

No. I was brought here by the complimentary admission. It is also our monthly anniversary and my boyfriend has an interest in native culture.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the large size and the detailed carving of the animals.

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Doris H., October 11, 2011

11 Oct

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 Doris H. with "Spirit World of the Inuit" by Manasie Akpaliapik (1955-), Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), whalebone, stone, ivory, Private collection

 
 

Where are you from?

South Africa

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

Yes it is my first visit. My friend brought me here.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

The details in the piece impressed me.

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Carol C., October 2, 2011

4 Oct

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 Carol C. with "Creation Story" (2007) by Manasie Akpaliapik (1955-), Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), whale bone, stone, ivory, Private Collection on loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Toronto, ON

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

Culture Days- to try my hand at Inuit art. An “air-brushed” polar bear and ulu.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It is entitled the “Creation Story” aptly, as the art piece depicts a polar bear emerging from the stabilized remains of a whale, and depicts several sea animals, as well as the preparation tools used to transform the “catch” into food.

Posted by: Kate Mossman, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Steve Ho., 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 Steve H. next to "Spirit World of the Inuit" by Manasie Akpaliapik (1955 - ), Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), Whalebone, stone, ivory, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Toronto

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

Sight-seeing

 

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Anna Maria F-L., August 14, 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 Anna Maria L. with "Memories: An Ancient Past" (2010) by Abraham Anghik Ruben (1951 - ), Paulatuk, NWT/Salt Spring Island, BC, Whalebone, stone, wood, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Brasil.

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

Yes, I very much like primitive art because the artists expresses their unconscious mind: archetypes (like Jung) and the collective unconscious. It is part of humanity – all of us.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

This is superior to Picasso’s art.

Posted by: Alysa Procida, MIA’s Educational Coordinator