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Ruins in Process: Vancouver Art in the Sixties

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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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Recent Acquisitions to the Photo Collection

Vancouver has been one of the most important cities in the world for contemporary photographic production for over a decade. Given the long history that the UBC Gallery and the UBC Fine Arts Department has had with the artists involved, the contemporary photo collection has, in recent years, become the focus of much attention.

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Zhang Peili and Gu Wenda

This show focuses on the work of Chinese artists Gu Wenda and Zhang Peili, who have emerged from the Jiangnan region in the post-Tiananmen Chinese avante-garde movement.

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6: New Vancouver Modern

Geoffrey Farmer, Myfanwy MacLeod, Damian Moppett, Steven Shearer, Ron Terada and Kelly Wood

This exhibition focused on a new generation of Vancouver artists who produce engaged contemporary work in idioms that are in international circulation: photo-based conceptualism, exploration of commodity fetishism, and interrogations about the status of representation.

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Roy Arden

Arden’s subject is the landscape of the economy, as it appears through the everyday surface of his local surroundings. His large colour photographs are intended as realist tableaux, they depict traces of history in the present as well as the brutal appearance of the new.

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UBC Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition

Jonathan Boer, Kevin Dubois, Karin Geiger, Phyllis Greenwood, I Chun Melody Lin and Gerald Penry

An opportunity to view an exciting new generation of Canadian artists working in multi-media, installation, painting, photography and sculpture.

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Théodore Géricault
The Alien Body / Tradition in Chaos

An exhibition of over 80 works by the French Romantic master, Théodore Géricault (1791-1824). These rarely seen treasures were borrowed for an exclusive engagement at the Belkin Gallery from the Musee du Louvre, the Ecole Nationale Superior des Beaux Arts (Paris) and other prestigious French and Canadian museums.

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Laughter Ten Years After

This anthology exhibition curated by Jo Anna Isaak, included the works of 20 women artists from the United States, England, Ireland, France and Russia who explore what has been described as the “subversive potential of the carnivalized feminine principle” to disrupt art history’s long held ideas about originality, creativity and genius.

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New Art from Cuba
Utopian Territories

An important group exhibition of contemporary Cuban art. 23 artists comment on the richness, paradoxes and contradictions of Cuban life, politics and culture at a time when Cuba is at a crossroads in its history.

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Mina Totino

A Vancouver artist whose canvases explore the demonic and libidinal energies of decoration and ornament, drawing connections between Dutch still-life emblems and 1990s tattoos and body piercing.

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The Books of Edward Ruscha

An exhibition of the bookworks of conceptual artist Ed Ruscha, curated by George Wagner.

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Larry Johnson

A hybrid of photography, text, animation, graphic design and painting, Johnson’s works investigate American language by zeroing in on the bizarre epiphanies and cruel despair of a new consciousness created by the totalization of consumer culture.

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