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Beginning with the Seventies
Activism, Art & Archives

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to announce the launch of Beginning with the Seventies: Activism, Art & Archives, an ongoing project investigating the 1970s, an era in which social movements of all kinds – feminism, environmentalism, LGBTQ rights, access to health services and housing – began to coalesce into models of self-organization. Many non-profit organizations formed in Vancouver to provide direct assistance, engender and distribute new knowledge, and resist forms of oppression, thereby creating a network that overlapped with the production of art and culture. The history of these organizations and their founders is preserved across archives, collections and networks; these resources vary in terms of public accessibility and are not well known to younger producers. We speculate: what if these archival materials are examined through an interdisciplinary lens that includes art and cultural practices?

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Candle
UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 2017

Matt Browning, Steven Cottingham, Jessica Evans, Brian Lye, Carolyn Stockbridge

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by the 2017 graduates of the University of British Columbia’s two-year Master of Fine Arts program: Matt Browning, Steven Cottingham, Jessica Evans, Brian Lye and Carolyn Stockbridge. This program in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory is limited each year to a small group of four to six artists, who over the two years foster different sensibilities developed within an intimate and discursive working environment. This exhibition is presented with support from the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia.

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Sites of Assembly

Co-curated by Gabrielle Moser and Lorna Brown, the exhibition features photographic works from the Belkin’s permanent collection, the private collection of John O’Brian and the research archive of Marcia Crosby. Focusing on practices of photography as simultaneously art and document, the exhibition is ordered around several themes: propositions for the use of public space, whether through buildings, artworks or social activities; the surveillance of the public and performances for the camera; and the way that photographic records create potential histories for Vancouver.

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