Critical Writing Index

Missing art, missing lives

by Deirdre Kelly

The Globe and Mail, Dec. 18, 2000

The article overviews Vera Frenkel's Body Missing, an installation inspired by the Third Reich's theft of millions of art treasures. The focus of the video installation is the art theft committed by the Third Reich - Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. Author Deirdre Kelly argues Body Missing oscillates between reality and fantasy, art object and art making, and is a homage to what was lost: not only the artwork but also the people who once owned it.

ITEM 2000.039 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Body MissingVera Frenkel