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Peter Doig

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is proud to present the first exhibition in Canada of paintings by leading British artist Peter Doig. Organized by Kitty Scott, Acting Associate Curator, National Gallery of Canada, this exhibition features a selection of major landscape paintings produced during the 1990s-2000. These paintings are loaned from public and private collections in Europe and North America.

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Marcel Dzama
More Famous Drawings

The drawings of Winnipeg artist Marcel Dzama contain quirky characters inspired from sources as diverse as The Wizard of Oz, Captain America, Beatrix Potter, science textbooks, porn magazines, television cartoons and the bizarre in all times.

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UBC Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition

Heidi May, Cheryl Larson, Evan Lee and Mohamed Somani

Featuring the work of Cheryl Larson, Evan Lee, Heidi May and Mohamed Somani.

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Quartet for the Year 4698 or 5760
Improvisation for 4 Film Projectors

Vancouver interdisciplinary artist Laiwan collaborates with virtuoso bass clarinetist Lori Freedman from Winnipeg to premiere this multimedia artwork. Playing on the idea of millennial year (4698 and 5760 are the Chinese and Jewish years respectively for 2000) Quartet uses 16mm film, music improvisation, live performance, sculptural installation, computer media and the internet. It is a celebration of our improvisational musical body, spontaneous time and space, and the presences/absences of cultural histories within a critique of the limitations of machines.

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Lessons of Solitude

This show presented a selection of drawings and sculptures by Cuban artist Tonel. Guest curated by Eugenio Valdés Figueroa.

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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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