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TEMPORARILY CLOSED: 'Facing the Monumental'

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Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs CO

Feb 21 2020
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May 31 2020
TEMPORARILY CLOSED: ‘Facing the Monumental’ presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs CO

One of Canada’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Rebecca Belmore creates artworks that respond to the pressing concerns of our time with beauty, sensitivity, and resilience.

The Fine Arts Center is completely closed to the public through April 17. FAC staff are available for patron assistance via phone and email Monday–Friday, 9–5 p.m.

Facing the Monumental is the largest survey of Rebecca Belmore’s work ever presented; the touring version presented by the FAC features 14 major works including photography, sculpture, and multi-media installations from the past three decades.

A member of Lac Seul First Nation (Anishinaabe), Belmore has given voice in her work to social and political issues for over 30 years. She employs a visual language that is both poetic and provocative to contend with subjects such as water and land rights, women’s lives and dignity, and state violence against Indigenous people.

Belmore has created performance art since the late 1980’s, and its immediacy infuses her diverse creative practice. The exhibition’s title comes from a performance staged in Toronto’s Queen’s Park on Canada Day in 2012, where she transformed an oak tree surrounded by monuments to colonialism into a temporary “non-monument” to the Earth.

The exhibition is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and curated by Wanda Nanibush (Anishinabe), AGO Curator of Indigenous Art. The FAC presentation is organized by Polly Nordstrand (Hopi), FAC Curator of Southwest Art. The exhibition has previously toured in Canada to the Remai Modern in Saskatoon and the Musée d’art contemporain in Montréal.

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will be the only US venue to host this exhibition.

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FAC Members: Free

Non-Members: $10

Contact: (719) 634-5581

Email: fac@coloradocollege.edu

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

There will be an opening dialogue with Rebecca Belmore and Wanda Nanibush on February 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Packard Hall (5 W Cache La Poudre St.)

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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