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Artist
Rebecca Belmore
Language
English
Illustrations
200+ full colour
Format
hardcover
Size
240 x 170mm
Extent
184
Release
2019
ISBN
978-1-988860-06-0
Price
40

Documenting over thirty years of Rebecca Belmore’s remarkable, poignant and important performance career, Wordless: The Performance Art Of Rebecca Belmore brings together essays, inquiries and personal reflections from a community of artists, scholars, writers and Indigenous thinkers. The book also features five new photographs of Belmore’s re-presented work produced by the grunt gallery.

 The role of an artist is a worker, art-making is a job.... We have the responsibility to carry the past and look towards the future.

Rebecca Belmore

As Kathleen Ritter writes, “Belmore’s work addresses some of the most challenging and urgent issues of our time—injustice, racism, violence, trauma, resilience and, ultimately, hope. Her use of voice is political inasmuch as the subjectivity of an Indigenous woman is inherently political; her work an assertion of presence in the face of society’s efforts to silence and to erase.”

Contributors
  1. Rebecca Belmore

    (Lac Seul First Nation) is an interdisciplinary Anishinaabe-kwe artist known for her politically conscious and socially aware performance and installation work. She has exhibited across Canada, the US, Europe, Mexico, Cuba and Australia. Belmore was the first Indigenous woman to represent Canada at the Venice Biennale (2005) and participated in documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany (2017). In 2013, she was honoured with the Canadian Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. She holds honorary doctorates from OCAD University (2005) and Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2018).

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    1. Wordless: The Performance Art of Rebecca Belmore
      $40

      Documenting over thirty years of Rebecca Belmore’s remarkable, poignant and important performance career, Wordless brings together essays, inquiries and personal reflections from a community of artists, scholars, writers and Indigenous thinkers. The book also features five new photographs of Belmore’s re-presented work produced by the grunt gallery.

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