Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

December 14, 2010 14:30 ET

Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Presentation of the Bell Award in Video Art

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2010) -

Artists who choose to express themselves through the medium of video art never cease to innovate and follow the rhythm of technological advances. Through the diversity of their works, these creators offer Canadians a mirror in which they are able to see and recognize themselves. We are proud of the accomplishments of Canadians in this field, as they are on the leading edge and are opening the way for future generations.

The Bell Awards in Video Art, presented annually by the Canada Council for the Arts, was created to highlight the contributions of these creators. Every year, it rewards a Canadian video artist whose work has contributed to the advancement of the medium in this country. In 2010, this honour was presented to Guy Maddin.

On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I would like to congratulate this year's winner of the Bell Award in Video Art, whose creativity, talent, and bold ideas are a pleasure to see. I would also like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for overseeing these awards that recognize our country's outstanding artists and their works.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Codie Taylor - Press Secretary