Rebecca Belmore in Athens. Documenta 14
Photo by Haupt & Binder: Rebecca Belmore, “Biinjiya’iing Onji” (From inside), 2017 hand-carved marble tent, 140 × 200 × 200 cm, in the background, the Acropolis, © Haupt & Binder

Rebecca Belmore, an Anishnaabe Indigenous Canadian artist has contributed her sculpture of a ‘tent’ placed within sight of the Acropolis, for Documenta 14. This marble shelter is a provocative reminder of the situation of refugees and migrants as well as an echo of Indigenous wiigiwaams (as it is written in Anishinaabemowin) and the use of hides and poles in lodges.

Eid,Joseph AFP: Delhamiyeh, Bekaa Valley Lebanon-Refugee tent settlement from the Guardian Jan 18 2019. (Copyright Getty Images)
Homeless camp, Canal St. Martin, Paris 2007 (Photo CCNC 4.0 Rob Shields)

-Rob Shields (Univ. of Alberta)