Rebecca Belmore : Facing the Monumental

Belmore, Rebecca and Nanibush, Wanda and Jost, Stephan. Rebecca Belmore : Facing the Monumental. Toronto, Ont.: Art Gallery of Ontario/Musée des beaux-arts de l'Ontario; Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane Editions, 2018.

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Abstract (English)

"In a 2012 performance piece, Rebecca Belmore transformed an oak tree surrounded by monuments to colonialism in Toronto's Queens Park into a temporary "non-monument" to the Earth. For more than 30 years, she has given voice in her art to social and political issues, making her one of the most important contemporary artists working today. Employing a language that is both poetic and provocative, Belmore's art has tackled subjects such as water and land rights, women's lives and dignity, and state violence against Indigenous people. Writes Wanda Nanibush, "by capturing the universal truths of empathy, hope and transformation, her work positions the viewer as a witness and encourages us all to face what is monumental." -- Distributor's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Belmore, Rebecca (Author); Nanibush, Wanda (Author); Jost, Stephan (Author)
Dossier: 410 - BELMORE, REBECCA
ISBN: 9781773100968
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Art Gallery of Ontario/Musée des beaux-arts de l'Ontario; Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane Editions
Artists: Belmore, Rebecca
Critics / Curators / Historians: Nanibush, Wanda
Art Organizations: Art Gallery Of Ontario
Event Title: Rebecca Belmore : Facing the Monumental
Type: Exhibition
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Ont.) ; Remai Modern (Saskatoon, SK)
Dates: 12 July - 21 Oct. 2018 ; Jan. - April 2019
Keywords: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES; PERFORMANCE; SUFFERING; BODY; INSTALLATION; MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN
Copyright Statement: Art Gallery of Ontario
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Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2019 19:15
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 20:04
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/30467
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