Friday, 8 April 2011
Reviews - Toronto Star came out early, so did Canadian Art Magazine. The Globe came to the event and wrote late. Rest of the world, CBC, CTV, Global and even Aboriginal TV gave the media preview a pass.
"Even though a number of key media didn't make it this morning," said XXX XXX. "We fully expect them (main stream media)to cover this show in the near future."
Art Gallery of Ontario is finding out something that the McMichael Canadian Art Collection has known for years - Inuit Art is a hard-sell with the media.
After years at the McMichael learned that the general public might say they like the art form, that doesn't mean they will actually pay to see an exhibition of Inuit art no matter how big or how good it is.
Remember. took KA picture at her 80th birthday party. 15 years ago I held a media preview featuring
Inuit Modern: The Samuel and Esther Sarick Collection opens at the AGO
Opening today, a sprawling retrospective on the transformation of Inuit art in the 20th century, with 175 works seen as a response to destabilizing transition from a traditional lifestyle to a more perilous “modern” one. $11 to $19.50. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W., 416-979-6648.
I have worked on the publicity programmes for a number of Inuit Art Shows. Even took pictures of Pootlang on her 80th birthday
Over at Scotiabank Contact another artist is showing her work
Funniest story? But telling too? Cormrant. Good cormant tastes like shit!