Jack Shadbolt: Works from the Collection
Ruins in Process: Vancouver Art in the Sixties
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Consolation Prize

Bringing together recent works by influential American artists Mike Kelley and John Miller, both artists conceived new mixed-media projects specifically for this Vancouver exhibition. Guest curated by Roy Arden.

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How Sad I am Today...
The Art of Ray Johnson and the New York Correspondence School

Often credited as the instigator of “mail art,” Ray Johnson (1927-95) was a foundational example for the Canadian avant-garde in the late 1960s to the early 1970s. Guest curated by Michael Morris and Sharla Sava.

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Up Against the Wall, Motherposter!

This exhibition includes street posters of protest from the events of May 1968, Paris and the political movements in Berkeley (Oakland in the late 1960s). Guest curated by Serge Guilbaut and Patricia Kelly.

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Roy Kiyooka Conference

Roy Kiyooka (1926-1994) was a multi-disciplinary artist who was at various periods of his life known as a painter, sculptor, teacher, poet, musician, film-maker, and photographer…

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UBC Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition

Jane Cameron, Sue Laing, Jeremy Todd and Marina Roy

This is an excellent opportunity to view a new generation of artists working in such media as installation, drawing, sculpture, painting, and photography.

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Rodney Graham
Vexation Island

This latest major acquisition of Canadian art to the Belkin, Vexation Island is a 10 minute loop, shot on 35mm, edited on video and presented on laser disc. The “Robinson Crusoe” scenario invokes multi-layered readings from issues of colonialism to the impasse of modernist skepticism. Presented at the 1997 Venice Biennale, Vexation Island was filmed in the Caribbean, tourist paradise and point of first contact between Europe and the New World.

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Golden Boys
Naturalism and Artifice in Homoerotic Photography, 1870-1970

While American physique photographs emerges as “art“in the post-Mapplethorpe 1980s, similar Canadian material has never been the subject of an exhibition. Guest curator Bruce Russell presents Canadian physique studies from the 1950s to 1960s in the context of a larger history beginning with male nudes produced for artists in the 19th century.

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Sixteen Hundred Miles North of Denver

Focusing on the conceptual Arctic works by N.E. Thing Co., who travelled to Inuvik at the invitation of the Edmonton Art Gallery in 1969, this show includes works about the north by Lawren Harris from the 1930s and 50s and works produced by Inuit artists around the time of the Baxters’ visit. Catalogue essay by Charity Mewburn.

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Geneviève Cadieux

Created for the Belkin, Montréal artist Geneviève Cadieux’s video-installation presents a dialogue between two adjacent video projections. The format is inspired by Pier Paolo Passolini’s theatrical text, Orgie, a last metaphorical conversation between SHE and HE. She constructs images that both impose a kind of claustrophobia – forcing us too close – while also promising us an oceanic feeling of release and openness.

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Walter Marchetti and Zaj invitations from the Kenneth Coutts-Smith Archive

Walter Marchetti’s music began its present course after meeting Juan Hidalgo and Bruno Maderna in 1956 and befriending John Cage in 1958. He spent much of the 1960s-70s in Spain as part of the avant-garde formation, Zaj, founded in Madrid by Hidalgo and Marchetti.

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Heart of Darkness
Emily Carr & Jack Shadbolt

Or Gallery

This group of over 18 works from the Belkin Art Gallery Collection will be the first two-person exhibition of British Columbia’s greatest artists.

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Raymonde April
Les fleuves invisible / Invisible Rivers

Québec artist, Raymonde April, uses narrative and personal experience to examine the subjects of figure, landscape and familiar objects in her black & white photographs. Guest curated by Nicole Gingras.

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UBC Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition

Trevor Mahovsky, Paulo Majano, Rhonda Weppler
and Victor K. T. Wong

This is an excellent opportunity to view a new generation of Canadian artists.

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