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Public lecture with Esther Shalev-Gerz

The Shadow

PAST - Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm

At the Belkin Art Gallery, 1825 Main Mall, UBC

Esther Shalev-Gerz will present her proposal for The Shadow, a new public art project to be installed on the UBC campus as part of the Outdoor Art Collection. A 100-metre long depiction of the shadow of an old-growth Douglas fir tree will be embedded within the paving pattern of the University Plaza. Shalev-Gerz will discuss this work in relation to the many other projects she has created in the public spaces of cities world-wide.

Esther Shalev-Gerz is an internationally renowned artist. Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, she was raised in Jerusalem, Israel and has been residing in Paris since 1984, spending her summers on Cortes Island, BC. Her work investigates the construction of knowledge, history and cultural identities. She has exhibited internationally, amongst other places, in San Francisco, Paris, Berlin, Vancouver, Finland, Detroit, Geneva, Guangzhou and New York and created permanent projects in public space in Hamburg, Israel, Stockholm, Wanas, Geneva and Glasgow. For more information, visit the artist’s website

Public lecture with Esther Shalev-Gerz
November 14, 2017

Installation of Esther Shalev-Gerz, The Shadow (2016-18)
Construction: November 20, 2017–January 19, 2018

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689