#ItsEmilysDay! ~ Emily Carr to be included in Germany’s dOCUMENTA

Vancouver Sun

Emily Carr artworks bound for international spotlight in Germany

First time a historical Canadian painter has been included in prestigious dOCUMENTA exhibition

VANCOUVER — Paintings by Emily Carr are about to receive international attention like never before in one of the biggest and most influential art exhibitions in the world.

In an unprecedented event for a deceased Canadian painter, seven oil on canvas paintings by Carr from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s collection have been included at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany.

During its 100-day run starting Saturday, dOCUMENTA will attract more than 750,000 people paying to see works by more than 70 artists from 55 countries.

Held every five years, dOCUMENTA is known for selecting cutting-edge contemporary artists and under-acknowledged historical artists, introducing them to a wider audience…

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From CBC – News

Emily Carr is a household name in Canada, but now — nearly seven decades after her death — the work of the iconic West Coast painter is taking the spotlight at the Documenta art show in Germany.

Held every five years, Documenta is a prestigious showcase of international modern and contemporary art, with a section of its programming earmarked for historical artists…

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