Beau Dick 1955 -2017
Already in poor health, Kwakwaka’wakw artist Beau Dick died on March 27, 2017, in Vancouver, at the age of 61.
His work is admired internationally, and is included in Documenta 14 opening in April in Greece, then later in Kassel Germany.
His deep and wonderful character and culture, his generosity and imagination, are widely praised and remembered with sadness.
A collection of tributes is at http://canadianart.ca/features/remembering-beau-dick/
Documenta14 has been a renowned international exhibition project since 1955. The office creates a definitive listing of names of influential avant garde artists for exhibition, and has in the last few years included indigenous artists such as Canada’s Brian Jungen in 2012, and this year Rebecca Belmore and, for example, the Sami Artist Group of Northern European indigenous artists. Indigenous curator Candice Hopkins was appointed as a curatorial advisor in 2015.