Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG

Rebecca Belmore: March 5, 1819 (2018)


Featuring texts by Jennifer Adese, Heather Anderson, Kristina Huneault and Ingeborg Marshall, and a conversation between Glenn Alteen and Rebecca Belmore

96 pages, illustrated, soft cover


Co-published with The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery Division and McMaster Museum of Art

This is a unique book. It is not an exhibition catalogue, nor is it an artist’s book. It is a sustained, multi-faceted exploration of a single work of art by Rebecca Belmore, March 5, 1819. In this extraordinary video installation, Belmore looks back two centuries to revisit a devastating encounter in Beothuk territory, in the central interior of the island of Newfoundland.