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13 August 2018

Rebecca Belmore, Quote, Misquote, Fact, 2003, graphite on cotton rag vellum. Gift of Rebecca Belmore, 2004 (47-005)

Rebecca Belmore: Facing the Monumental, on view at the AGO until 21 October 2018 and curated by Wanda Nanibush, Curator, Indigenous Art, features two works from the Agnes collection: Quote, Misquote, Fact and Black CloudRebecca Belmore is one of the most important contemporary artists working along the border of art and politics today. Her poetic and beautiful works respond to the pressing issues of our time, including water and land rights, women’s lives and dignity, violence against Indigenous people by the state and police, and the role of the artist in contemporary life. Read more about the exhibition.

Kingston residents will recognize the text of this piece, based on rubbings excerpted from the inscription on the base of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue in City Park. Belmore created this drawing when she was Koerner Visiting Artist in the BFA (Visual Art) Program at Queen’s University in 2003.