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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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Curatorial Lecture
Régis Michel

Bodybuilding - Howlings in favour of Klein

I.K. Barber Learning Centre
#301, Lillooet Room
1961 East Mall on the UBC Campus

March 9th, 1960. A chic soirée at the Gallery d’Arquian, rue Saint Honoré, Paris. Yves Klein changes a woman into paintbrush, the public into voyeurs, and art into spectacle: a high mass of anthropometry. Nietzsche affirmed that art is never more than a (tragic) farce. Klein demonstrates that art is never more than the artist (a clown): Narcissus in seventh heaven. Klein is a flighty knave: a genius joker, for whom art is life – la vie en rose (Rrose Sélavy): a theatre of… the void. Let us build this organless body which surges up without warning, between Godard and Glauber, Vienna and Kantor, Debord and Deleuze + Guattari: a mere display of conceptual levitation…

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Curatorial Lecture
Anselm Franke

We regret to announce that this lecture has been cancelled.

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What’s Art Got To Do With It?
The First Annual Dean of Arts Prize for the Best Essay in Visual Literacy

Every undergraduate student at UBC is invited to participate in an essay contest considering the relationship of the aesthetic and the political. The exhibition Backstory poses the question, you provide some answers.

There will be a $1,000 cash prize for the best essay. The essay will be featured on the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery website.

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