Published in Canadian Art online on October 16th, 2017, this review by Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter is an insightful, and extremely important read for anyone interested in the arts, curatorial responsibility, contemporary framing of historic narratives, Inuit, First Nations and Métis culture, Truth and Reconciliation and / or museum studies.
The review is titled Thinking beyond the White Frontier and it discusses the "clichéd assemblage of artifacts typecasting Inuit as relics" in the exhibition "North of Ordinary" curated by Susan Kooyman at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, AB Canada.
Dr. Kristine Thoreson is an independent researcher, visual artist, curator and writer. With a love for geographically northern regions, especially in the North Atlantic, Kristine practices creative research about how photography creates and reflects the worlds we live within. Her favourite books on the north are Winter: Five Windows on the Season by Adam Gopnik and Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage by Kathleen Winter.