Vue de l'exposition Trilogie des Matières : Une Collection

Material Trilogy: One Collection

ᐱᖓᓱᐃᓕᕿᖓᔪᑦ ᐃᓇᖁᓇᕐᑐᓕᐅᕐᑏᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖏᑦ: ᑲᑎᕐᓱᐊᑦ

Resulting of a long year preparation, four curators revisited La Guilde’s permanent collection with their sensibilities and knowledge. They questioned, appraised and finally married a wide variety of matters and materials used by the artists and craftsperson who created these objects preciously preserved by La Guilde.

Divided into three sections, Inuit, First Nations art and Crafts, Material Trilogy: One Collection, presents a portion of La Guilde treasures collection. Nearly 115 objects are staged, in interacting and illustrating the matter. Among these artifacts, we discover a variety of works of art and crafts that are sculptures, pieces of fabric, hooked rugs, baskets, utilitarian objects that are, at present times, precious items serving as a relay between past and present, demonstrating knowledge and know-how over times.

This collection, amassed for aesthetic and educational purposes, carries in it its history since 1906, but also reflects the values of its founders who wanted to encourage craftsmanship, give visibility to artisans and especially to offer the public handmade objects of high quality. The objects, collected from coast to coast, demonstrate an aesthetic that has been fashionable among Euro-Canadians in recent times.



Bruno Andrus

Lisa Qiluqqi Koperqualuk & Gabriel Nuraki Koperqualuk

Sylvain Rivard

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Photos: EXHIBITION VIEWS, 2019. © La Guilde
Videos: Trilogie des matières : Une collection - Rencontre avec : Bruno Andrus; Sylvain Rivard; Michelle Joannette et Diane Bélanger; Lisa Koperqualuk, 2019. © La Guilde