Invitation to the media – Manasie Akpaliapik. Inuit Universe. – The Raymond Brousseau Collection
QUÉBEC, June 9, 2021 – You are invited to view an age-old culture and discover one of the foremost Inuit sculptors of his generation.
The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) is celebrating Manasie Akpaliapik, an artist from the especially fertile environment of Baffin Island in Nunavut, by devoting the first museum monograph to him.
In perfect symbiosis with nature, the artist has for more than five decades sought in his ancestral environment the inspiration and the materials that draw from his imaginative universe unique, astonishing, indeed very profound works. In a staging that is evocative of the northern territories, the outstanding series of works assembled, mainly drawn from the Raymond Brousseau Collection, proposes 40 sculptures and objects not previously exhibited.
Fall under the charm of the works of this accomplished sculptor, who multiplies symbols based on the mythology of the North and multifaceted use of the elements selected. His sculptures tell the story of the Inuit and encourage reflection at a time when relations between humankind, nature, and the climate are of the utmost concern. A marvellous journey awaits you
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Parc des Champs-de-Bataille
Québec (Québec) G1R 5H3
Two visits are available:
10 a.m. of 1 p.m.
Reserve your place.
First come, first served
Interviews are possible at the conclusion of the press visits with:
Jean-Luc MURRAY, Director General, MNBAQ;
Annie GAUTHIER, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, MNBAQ;
Daniel DROUIN, Curator of Early Art (before 1900) and Head of the Inuit Art Collection from 2005 to 2020, MNBAQ
Lyse BROUSSEAU, wife of collector Raymond Brousseau, lender, and friend of Manasie Akpaliapik
Manasie Akpaliapik. Inuit Universe. The Raymond Brousseau Collection is an exhibition designed by the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.
The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is a state corporation funded by the Gouvernement du Québec.