Critical Writing Index

Out in the Cold: Rebecca Belmore on blankets and Aboriginal history

by Lee-Ann Martin

Canadian Art, Spring 2012, v. 29, no. 1, pp. 78-81

Rebecca Belmore and Lee-Ann Martin discuss Belmore's video, performance and installation artwork in relation to the themes of snow, cold, and blankets. Belmore's work looks at the historical and continuing prejudice against Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Belmore's work often questions how historical events involving Aboriginals has been portrayed, and draws attention to issues and events that have either been ignored or forgotten.

ITEM 2012.004 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The BlanketRebecca Belmore

March 5, 1819Rebecca Belmore

The Indian FactoryRebecca Belmore

FreezeRebecca Belmore

blood on the snowRebecca Belmore

Blanket for SarahRebecca Belmore