Rebecca Belmore

Rebecca Belmore’s mid-career survey at the Vancouver Art Gallery highlighted the connection between her performance practice and her work across other disciplines, including sculpture, installation, video and photography.

Common to all Belmore’s work is seeing the body as means and metaphor, as claimant to the natural world, testament to history and stage of ongoing struggle. Recurring references to the body were part of the VAG’s reading of Belmore’s work, along with what the curators described in the catalogue as “the specificity of place and nature, and the determined response to the socio-political conditions of the moment.”…

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