Seven Emily Carr paintings on exhibit at prestigious international exhibition dOCUMENTA
Seven Emily Carr paintings from the Vancouver Art Gallerys permanent collection will be exhibited June 9 to September 16 at dOCUMENTA (13), the prestigious international art exhibition in Kassel, Germany, which takes place every five years.
The Carr paintings on display will include The Raven (1928-29), Totem Mother, Kitwancool (1928), Vanquished (1930), Totm and Forest (1931), Forest, British Columbia (1931-32), Red Cedar (1931), and Tree Trunk (1931).
“This is remarkable recognition for Emily Carr,” Vancouver Art Gallery’s director Kathleen Bartels said in a press release. “It is wonderful to see Carr receive the international attention she has long deserved. The gallery is deeply honoured to have been asked to provide these superb paintings from our permanent collection to dOCUMENTA and to have the opportunity to showcase these works to hundreds of thousands of visitors to this world-renowned exhibition.”
The exhibition, which normally showcases cutting-edge work by contemporary artists, occasionally includes historical artists. Carr is in good company; modern painters who have been showcased at dOCUMENTA include Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso. Other Canadians who have been exhibited there include Stan Douglas, Rodney Graham, Ken Lum, Liz Magor, Michael Snow, and Jeff Wall. This year, Canadians Janet Cardiff, Geoffrey Farmer, Brian Jungen, George Bures Miller, and Gareth Moore will take part.