Exhibit on Arctic architecture kicks off national tour in Winnipeg

By The Canadian Press
Feb 23, 2015, CBCNews

Canada’s award-winning entry at last year’s Venice Biennale in Architecture — a look at Arctic buildings past, present and future — kicks off a national tour this month at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

“Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15” includes soapstone models, made by Inuit artists, of some of Nunavut’s best-known buildings. Ideas for housing, arts and other projects in the next 15 years are also featured.

The exhibition marking Nunavut’s 15th anniversary in 2014 as a territory won a Special Mention at the Biennale, where a jury lauded its “in-depth study of how modernity adapts to a unique climatic condition and a local minority culture.”

A video explores the show inside Canada’s pavilion in Venice.

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