A collaborative exploration of land-based art in New Mexico


Rebecca Belmore, Fringe, 2008, photo courtesy of the artist and Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea

  IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Bad Land: Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Bonnie Devine and Erica Lord
June 26 – January 31, 2010
Member's Preview Friday, June 26, 3-5pm
Public Reception Friday, June 26, 5-7pm

Bad Land
at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is an exhibition based on land issues in conjunction with LAND/ART, featuring contemporary Native women artists known for their experimental video, installation and performance work. It explores the ever-changing nature of land, bringing attention to issues of sovereignty, destruction and culture as those relate back to the land and its inhabitants.
Featured artists are Rebecca Belmore from Ontario, Canada's selection for the Venice Biennial, Bonnie Devine from Northern Ontario, Lori Blondeau from Saskatchewan and Erica Lord from Missouri/Ontario. Bad Land is curated by Joseph Sanchez.

Thursday, June 25, 6pm
Artist Talk with Bad Land artists at Santa Fe Art Institute, Tipton Hall, 1600 St. Michael's Drive, 505-424-5050, www.sfai.org

Download: Bad Land press release, Artist talk press release, exhibition invitation announcement

For more information about the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum of Contemporary Native Art visit

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Art
108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87508
t. 505-983-1777

image bottom: Rebecca Belmore, photo still courtesy of Joseph Sanchez from a performance in honor of Daphne Odjig's painting From Mother Earth Flows the River of Life, 2007


LAND/ART concluded November 2009. This site is in the process of being archived.
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