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Julia Bryan-Wilson

University of California-Berkeley Art Historian Julia Bryan-Wilson presents K G A Y in L.A.: Queer Video and the Politics of Viewership as part of the Belkin Art Gallery’s exhibition State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970 (September 28-December 9, 2012). Bryan-Wilson’s research interests include questions of artistic labour, feminism and queer theory, and is an essayist for the State of Mind catalogue.

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Concert at the Belkin March 2

Friday, March 2, 2012 2:00 – 3:00 pm
All welcome. Admission is free.

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Emergence UBC Contemporary Players

Including new pieces composed and performed by UBC’s student new music ensemble.

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Concrete Poetry Symposium

Concrete Poetry Symposium with speakers:

Lori Emerson (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Liz Kotz (UC Riverside)
Stephen Scobie (Victoria)

At the Belkin Art Gallery.
All welcome. Free admission. General seating.
February 10, 2012

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Concert at the Belkin

Friday, November 4, 2:00 pm at the Belkin

All welcome. Admission is free.

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Paolo Bortolussi – Director/Coach
David Gillham, Eric Wilson, David Harding – coaches
Chris Morano – TA/coach

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The Future of The Contemporary

Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall, UBC

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Luis Camnitzer (September 30 – December 4, 2011, Opening Reception, September 29, 7 – 9pm) and as part of the Curatorial Lecture Series, this symposium features lectures by a distinguished international panel of critics, artists, and curators. The Future of the Contemporary will ask what obligations of the contemporary museum are when confronted by the publics that populate the diverse and often fraught space of the “global village.”

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Material Witness:
Mario García Torres / Konrad Wendt

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

In conjunction with the exhibition, Material Witness: Mario García Torres / Konrad Wendt a symposium organized by Ian Wallace will bring scholarly interpretation to this elusive history. The symposium will be videotaped and included as a supplemental archive.

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Curatorial Lecture
Jens Hoffmann


Rm 102 Lasserre Building, 6333 Memorial Road, UBC

Jens Hoffmann will talk about his recent trilogy of exhibitions based on three of the most iconic American novels of the last two-hundred years: The Wizard of Oz, Moby-Dick and Huckleberry Finn (2008-2010). Hoffman will examine the relationship between literature, art and exhibition making and show how literature can provide us with a frame to understand the today’s political realities by looking at the past.

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Curatorial Lecture
Amareswar Galla

Michael Ames Theatre, Museum of Anthropology
6393 N.W. Marine Drive, UBC

Amareswar Galla is a leading, international expert on museums, sustainable heritage development and the alleviation of poverty through culture. He has worked extensively in Vietnam, South Africa, Iraq, the Pacific, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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Didier Civil:
Faces of Carnival / Jacmel, Haiti

Didier Civil is a celebrated Haitian painter and papier-mache artist, and the founding director of an art school in Jacmel, the site of the most celebrated Haitian Carnival and one of the towns devastated by the recent earthquake and cholera outbreak.

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The Second Annual Dean of Arts Prize for the Best Essay in Visual Literacy
"The face is a politics"

Every undergraduate student at UBC is invited to participate in an essay contest considering the relationship between representations of the face and notions of subjectivity.

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Cold War Confidential

Belkin Art Gallery, 1825 Main Mall, UBC

“Cold War Confidential” is presented in conjunction with the Brenda and David McLean Lectures in Canadian Studies. This symposium expands on John O’Brian’s focus on photography during the Cold War in Canada to include a comparison with America. Symposium speakers will explore links between culture (art, photography, literature), the environment, and nuclear propaganda and protest in the Cold War era.

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Cine:Subjects - a symposium

Friday, December 3, 2:00 pm at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 260, 1961 East Mall, UBC

Free admission

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Jerry Wasserman at the Belkin
Zouave Costume and Performance from the Crimea to Michael Jackson

Jerry Wasserman, PhD. is a professor of English and Theatre at the University of British Columbia. Join us for a talk about the history of the “Zouave” uniform. …The characteristic zouave uniform included short open-fronted jackets baggy trousers…

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Concert at The Belkin
UBC Contemporary Players

Join us for a concert by the UBC Contemporary Players, featuring a program of work by Mario Lavista, George Crumb, Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, and R. Murray Schafer.

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Curatorial Lecture
Ute Meta Bauer

Scripted Spaces - The Exhibition as an Architecture of Discourse

Rm 102 Lasserre Building, 6333 Memorial Road, UBC

Ute Meta Bauer, Associate Professor and Director of the Visual Arts Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge) will talk about her curatorial practice. Her interests include projects outside of institutions, the exhibition as an architecture of discourse, and archival practices.

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