The Missing Body: performance in the absence of the artist

Festivals: M:ST 6.5.

A city-wide exhibition in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Curated by Cindy Baker

The exhibition takes place from August 15 through September 6, 2014. The portion of the exhibition taking place at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG) runs June 27 through September 7, 2014.

Exhibiting venues include the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Casa, and the Penny Building Gallery.

The Missing Body is an exhibition featuring a dozen artists from across Canada and around the world whose work centers on the body and identity in ways that can be conceptualized as performance art, even though the artist’s body is not physically or visibly present in the work. This exhibition takes place in several locations in Lethbridge’s core throughout the summer, in galleries as well as in offsite spaces, and features installation, sculptural and photographic work, video, live performances in which the public is invited to participate, and interventions into public space.

Featuring work by:
Vito Acconci
Blair Brennan
David Cross
Mandy Espezel
Sam Guerrero
Guerrilla Girls
Calder Harben
Michelle Lacombe
Naima Lowe
Museum for Obeast Conservation Studies
Cheli Nighttraveller
Mami Takahashi

Curated by Cindy Baker

Sponsoring/host organizations include Trap\door, the Potemkin Gallery, Mountain Standard Time, the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge, dc3 Projects, the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery.

Project funders include the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the City of Lethbridge through the Heart of Our City program.

For more information, contact one of this page’s admins, or email cindy.baker (at)