National Gallery of Canada Magazine: Origins and Ancestry

Origins and Ancestry: Abraham Anghik Ruben at the Museum of Inuit Art

By Shannon Moore
1 April, 2016
Narratives permeate the sculptures of Canadian artist Abraham Anghik Ruben, telling tales of war, trade, hunting, spirituality, and ancient Inuit and Viking beliefs. His collection of work, spanning more than 40 years, is both a tribute to his ancestral past, and a contemporary interpretation of his personal heritage.Ruben is the subject of an exhibition at the Museum of Inuit Art (MIA) in Toronto: Beyond Aurora Borealis: Abraham Anghik Ruben, which features new, large-scale sculptures. “We have a previous relationship with Abraham from displaying his earlier works, so we were really excited to learn more about this new series,”……….