Rebecca Belmore’s powerful installations confront the viewer with images of loss, struggle, and silence. The Named and the Unnamed (2002) incorporates a video of Vigil that Belmore performed at the corner of Gore and Cordova Streets on June 23, 2002. The Named and the Unnamed is in polemical commemoration of the women who have gone missing in the downtown east side of Vancouver. It is a reflection on the larger implications of this local event.
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. Belmore was Canada’s official representative at the 2005 Venice Biennale. Her work has appeared in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally.
We thank Rebecca Belmore for lending her edition of The Named and the Unnamed for this exhibition. The edition from the collection of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is currently presented in, Stop(the)Gap: International Indigenous art in motion at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia.
The Named and the Unnamed is presented as part of Faces, an exhibition at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Faces is presented in three locations in Vancouver: the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Walter C. Koerner Library, and the Satellite Gallery. The exhibition explores the diverse ways faces are represented, looking specifically at how notions of gender, race, and class affect our understanding of them—aiming to reveal, in the process, that this uniquely human trait is anything but neutral.
Faces includes drawings, paintings, photographs, sculpture and video from the collections and archives of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, the Canadian Museum of Civilization (Gatineau), and the American Museum of Natural History Library (New York).
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