Beau Dick documenta Athens

Beau Dick’s participation at documenta 14 this year has been listed as one of the top twenty exhibitions to see in 2017 by Canadian Art magazine.

Beau Dick at Documenta 14, April to September – Until it opens, we aren’t really supposed to know the details of Documenta—the sprawling, quinquennial group exhibition with major taste-making clout in the art world—but the rumours on this one are strong, so it’s hard to hold back. The work of contemporary Kwakwaka’wakw mask-maker Beau Dick will, barring some surprise, be exhibited: reportedly almost a dozen of his masks, some massive in size. This is notable not just because Documenta is showing an Indigenous artist with a Canadian passport, but because 2017 seems poised to be the year in which Indigenous art and culture take the international stage. (Indigenous-art curator Candice Hopkins is on Documenta’s curatorial team; there are also rumours that Inuit art will be exhibited at the Arsenale at the 2017 Venice Biennale.) Let’s hope, and make sure, that it stays there.”

To read the full list by Canadian Art, which includes Northwest Coast Salish artist Susan Point’s exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery opening February 18th, CLICK HERE.