Inuit Art Quarterly (2018)

During the 1950s, the Pop Art movement emerged as a response to the saturation of consumerist imagery across mainstream media. Today, these forces still play a role in shaping the culture of North America, including the northern most points. In this Feature, a filmmaker, curator, and writer explores the emergence of popular icons – from Batman to Barney – in contemporary works from Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Nunavut, and beyond to reveal the sophisticated, humorous ways Inuit artists negotiate, import, and adapt the increasing presence of southern culture.