- June 5, 2008 to June 14, 2008
nine performances by nine local artists over nine days. -June 5 2008 - Paul Wong - Mainstreet -June 6 2008 - Skeena Reece - Nurse Shaman -June 7 2008 - Bobbi Kozinuk - Fitting in -June 8 2008 - Archer Pechawis - Shoot the Indian June 10 2008 - Marlene Madison - Close to Me June 11 2008 - Margaret Dragu - LADY JUSTICE GOES BUZZ-BUZZ June 12 2008- Cheryl LHirondelle - ekaya -pahkaci (don't freeze up) June 13 2008 - Norma - Warm up Act June 14 2008 - Rebecca Belmore - Victorious
By Archer Pechawis, Cheryl L'hirondelle, Margaret Dragu, Marlene Madison, Norma, Paul Wong, Rebecca Belmore, Robert Kozinuk, Skeena Reece
- Curated by Glenn Alteen
artist | 7 ProgramsArtists Rebecca Belmore
Born in Upsala, Ontario, Rebecca Belmore is an artist currently living in Vancouver, British Columbia. She attended the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and is internationally recognized for her performance and installation art. Since 1987, her multi-disciplinary work has addressed history, place and identity through the media of sculpture, installation, video and performance. Belmore was Canada’s official representative at the 2005 Venice Biennale. Her work has appeared in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally including two solo touring exhibitions, The Named and the Unnamed, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver (2002); and 33 Pieces, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto at Mississauga (2001). Her group exhibitions include Houseguests, Art Gallery of Ontario (2001); Longing and Belonging: From the Faraway Nearby, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (1995); Land, Spirit, Power, National Gallery of Canada (1992); and Creation or Death: We Will Win, at the Havana Biennial, Havana Cuba (1991).
- June 10, 2005 to July 30, 2005
This capture and captivity of Desmasduit, one of the last indigenous people of Newfoundland, is the starting point for this mediation on the history of colonization. Fire, a Victorian chair, a portrait of Desmasduit, and the two oceans encompassing the colonized land stand as symbols for isolation, assimilation, and the final self-contemplation of history that is embodied in the story of Mary March (Desmasduit) and metaphorically extended into contemporary culture.
By Rebecca Belmore
- October 1, 2005 to December 31, 2016
Showcasing the artists exhibiting at grunt gallery, brunt magazine is a complement to the exhibitions and a closer look at the artists, their processes and the ideas that inspire their work. This collection contains administrative and other documents related to the publication. Full issues can be viewed and downloaded at bruntmag.com
By Adrian Stimson, Al Neil, Andrea Cooper, ATSA, Carole Itter, Cheryl L'hirondelle, Chrystal Kruszelnicki, Claude Perreault, Dana Claxton, Darren O'Donnell, David Khang, David Neel, Dimitry Strakovsky, Dina Gonzales Mascaro, Edgar Heap of Birds, Enpaauk Andrew Dexel, Felicia Gay, Geoff Carter, Greg Statts, Hans Winkler, Harold Coego, Heloise Audy, Infrasense, Irene Loughlin, Jackson 2Bears, Jake Hill, Jason Fitzpatrick, Jeff Thomas, Johannes Zits, Joi Arcand, Joseph Kohnke, Jude Norris, July Faubert, Karen Kazmer, Keith Langergraber, Kevin Mackenzie, Kuh Del Rosario, Laurie Anderson, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Margaret Dragu, Martin Beauregard, Maurice Spira, Mirificus, Nathalie Ball, Naufus Figueroa Ramirez, Pam Hall, Rebecca Belmore, Roger Crait, Rolande Soulierre, Sadko Hadzihasanovic, Skeena Reece, Terrance Houle, Trevor Freeman, Victoria Singh, Wally Dion
- March 5, 2019
In 2008 Rebecca Belmore produced the video installation March 5, 1819 recreating the abduction of the Beothuk woman Demasaduit and the murder of her husband Nonosabasut by colonialist settlers in Newfoundland. This video installation is not a historical reenactment, rather the actors are in modern dress and Belmore questions what has changed over the past 200 years. March 5, 1819, was commissioned by The Rooms in St John’s and has also been exhibited in Ottawa and Toronto. Set at Red Indian Lake in central Newfoundland March 5, 1819 was filmed in Vancouver at Mount Seymour. March 5, 2019, marks the 200th anniversary of these events. It was announced earlier this year that their skulls will be returned to the Canadian Museum of History from the University of Scotland. As we grapple with reconciliation it is fitting to remember the history that brought us to this place. grunt will celebrate the re-launch rebeccabelmore.com, a website documenting Rebecca Belmore’s career over the past 32 years. The new site features content that spans Belmore’s career in all media, taking the user deep into the heart of her practice.
By Rebecca Belmore
- Curated by Glenn Alteen