Jack Shadbolt: Works from the Collection
Ruins in Process: Vancouver Art in the Sixties
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Jack Shadbolt: Underpinnings
Works on Paper from the Collection

Jack Shadbolt (1909-1998) is one of Canada’s most important artists. He is know for his paintings and murals that draw from his personal experiences and from the social and political collisions that have taken place in British Columbia’s history…

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Action - Camera: Beijing Performance Photography

The early 1990s spawned a new avant-garde movement in China that forged explosive creative innovation in a rapidly changing society. This collection of provocative images delves into the trajectory of performance photography, from its beginnings of documenting underground, live performance in Beijing to its current practice that involves staging events specifically for the camera.

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Lorna Brown: Threshold (cont.)

Threshold (cont.) is part of on ongoing inquiry into the topic of boredom that Brown began in 2000. Within various fields of research, boredom has been written about in diverse ways: as a condition that is dangerous to society, a precursor to positive radical change, and the result of becoming overwhelmed by tedious, repetitive activity.

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David Claerbout

David Claerbout draws on the conventions of film, photography, and digital media, challenging boundaries by combining traditional technologies in the production of his works.

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The Sooner the Better Late than Never
UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate exhibition

Raymond Boisjoly, Melanie Bond, Natalie Doonan,
Jesse Gray, Joshua Hite, Ryan Peter

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Idyll: Three Exhibitions

Audrey Capel Doray Electronic Seascape
Noam Gonick and Luis Jacob Wildflowers of Manitoba
Holly Ward Radical Rupture

On the 40th anniversary of May 1968, the Belkin Art Gallery presents three exhibitions that address aspects of that revolutionary decade.

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eXponential Future

Tim Lee, Alex Morrison, Isabelle Pauwels, Kevin Schmidt, Mark Soo, Corin Sworn, Althea Thauberger, Elizabeth Zvonar

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Luis Jacob
A Dance for Those of Us Whose Hearts Have Turned to Ice, and Other Works

Jacob’s work explores the relationship between sculpture and dance, and takes its inspiration from two seemingly disparate art historical sources—the sculpture of British artist Barbara Hepworth, and the choreography of Quebecois artist Françoise Sullivan.

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Green
UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition

Nicole Brabant, Paul Kajander, Marilou Lemmens,
Elizabeth Milton, Colin Miner, Kristina Lee Podesva, Sarah Turner

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Glenn Ligon
Some Changes

Glenn Ligon: Some Changes surveys the breadth of the New York based artist’s oeuvre over the last seventeen years. Ligon is at the forefront of a generation of artists who came to prominence in the late eighties on the strength of conceptually based paintings and photo-text work that investigates the social, linguistic and political construction of race, gender and sexuality. Incorporating sources as diverse as James Baldwin’s texts, photographic scrapbooks, and Richard Pryor’s stand-up comic routines, Ligon’s art is a sustained meditation on issues of quotation, the presence of the past in the present, and the representation of the self in relation to culture and history.

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John Massey
The House That Jack Built

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of photographic works by John Massey, one of Canada’s foremost conceptual artists. Organized and circulated by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa, this exhibition features Massey’s work over the past two decades, during which photography has become an increasingly important element in his art.

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The Monochromatic Field:
Works from the Collection
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The Molnar Collection:
A View Of European Art

The Monochromatic Field spans five decades and features both monochromatic works and works that use a monochromatic field. Emblematic of radical negation and a complete break with the past when it first appeared in the history of art, the monochrome remains a critical gesture with multiple and provocative implications.

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Passing Through
Iain Baxter& Photographs, 1958—1983

Throughout his career, Iain Baxter& has challenged ideas about what art is and what it does. Using everyday objects and processes, Baxter& creates works that engage audiences in contemporary social, political, and environmental issues. One of Canada’s most recognized conceptual artists, Baxter& has been taking photographs since the 1950s.

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Strange Bedfellows
UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition

Abbas Akhavan, Eryne Donahue, Rebecca Donald, Derek Dunlop, Robert Niven, Michael Euyung Oh

Strange Bedfellows points to the diverse and distinct practices of the 2006 Master of Fine Arts graduates. This is an excellent opportunity to view the work of six emerging artists whose practices explore the mediums of video, sculpture, performance and drawing.

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Certain Encounters
Daros-Latin America Collection

Certain Encounters: Daros-Latin America Collection presents the work of twenty-one artists who have made important contributions to visual art in Latin America.

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