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Artist Rebecca Belmore Commissioned by WAG

February 27, 2014 7:43 AM | Entertainment

Rebecca Belmore

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Acclaimed Canadian artist Rebecca Belmore has been commissioned by the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg to create a new performance work.

Belmore’s piece will be in relation to the exhibit “Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art.”

Belmore has created “Here,” a live community-engaged performance that will be accessible to viewers through a real-time live video stream at the WAG.

“Rebecca is one of Canada’s most important artists and we are privileged to be working so closely with her and IWGS to host the live stream of Here as well as her artist talk the next day,” said Anna Wiebe, head of education for the WAG.

The live stream will take place this Saturday from 2-4 p.m. in Eckhardt Hall. The artist talk is on Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m. Access to the live stream and artist talk is free, but does not include admission to the galleries.

Belmore has also been commissioned for the Indigenous Perspectives gallery at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.