Tag Archives: matiusie iyaituk

Playing Favourites: Kim C., November 29, 2011

29 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 Kim C. with "Shaman's Wish to Fly" (2010) by Mattiusi Iyaituk (1950-), Akulivik, Nunavik, Stone, whalebone, Sprott/MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Toronto

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

I’m a volunteer at MIA in Toronto.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I appreciate how the artist conveys a highly abstract concept such as transformation in a concrete material like stone and whale vertebrae, which interestingly houses the spinal cord involving the central nervous system, which is sort of a doorway to abstract thought perception involved in overcoming the physical world represented by the stone base.

Posted by: Kate Mossman, MIA’s Development Officer

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Playing Favourites: Ange L., 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 Ange L. with "A Young Hunter's First Catch" (1979) by Matiusie Iyaituk (1950-), Ivujivik, stone, antler, ivory, sinew, Collection of La Fédération des Coopératives de Nouveau-Québec-

Where are you from?

UK but living in Toronto

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

Yes it is. I came to Harbourfront for the day.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love its open-endedness–in the simplicity there is space for it to be anything to you at any time. You can guess at the artist’s story or invent ever changing ones.

 

Posted by: Karolina Tomaszewska, MIA’s Development Officer

Playing Favourites: Chris C., 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 Chris C. with "Mermaid" (1979) by Matiusie Iyaituk (1950), Ivujivik, Stone Caribou Antler,Muskox Horn, Sinew, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Melbourne, Australia

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

Yes.  Rain

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I like the use of different materials and the use of the natural colours of the bone and horn.  Also, it looks a little scary yet friendly at the same time.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Cathy O., 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 Cathy O. with “Iqaluulamiluuq Playing with Octopus ” (2008) by Mattiusi Iyaituk (1950 – ), Nunavik, Stone, Caribou Antler, Sprott/MIA Collection

Where are you from?

Melbourne, Australia

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

Yes.  Rain.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

It’s beautiful, but I also like the sea goddess stories.  I wish I knew what the creature playing with the octopus was (see name of piece).

 

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator

Playing Favourites: Lisa K., August 11, 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 Lisa K. with "A Young Hunters First Catch" (1979) by Matiusie Iyaituk (1950), Ivujivik, Stone Caribou Antler, Ivory, Sinew, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

 

MIA visitor Lisa K. with "A Young Hunters First Catch" (1979) by Matiusie Iyaituk (1950), Ivujivik, Stone Caribou Antler, Ivory, Sinew, Private Collection on Loan to MIA

Where are you from?

Born in Argentina, live in Mississauga, moving to New York City

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

No, I come all the time!  Brought my friend who is visiting from New Castle.

Why is this your favourite piece in the collection?

I love the white contrast with teh dark and the faces coming out like friendly ghosts.

Posted by: Jessica Cappuccitti, MIA’s Volunteer Coordinator