Through powerful images that implicate the body, performances that address history and memory, and gestures that evoke a sense of place, Rebecca Belmore is known for creating multidisciplinary works that reveal a long-standing commitment to the politics of identity and representation.
Rebecca Belmore comprises a selection of work that spans the course of her significant career, drawing out connections between early performances and later sculptures, photographs and videos through recurring metaphors that are as provocative as they are poignant. In Belmore’s work, the classical reclining figure, for example, is bound in cloth, suspended or scarred, disrupting an otherwise passive gaze and asking viewers to reflect on their relationship to the practice of looking.
This catalogue was published on the occasion of an exhibition curated by Daina Augaitis and Kathleen Ritter and presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery from June 7 to October 5, 2008.
Edited by Daina Augaitis, Kathleen Ritter
Contributions by Daina Augaitis, Florene Belmore, Rebecca Belmore, Marilyn Burgess, Jessie Caryl, Marcia Crosby, Richard William Hill, Robert Houle, Kathleen Ritter
8.75 x 10.75 inches
287 colour illustrations
Vancouver Art Gallery