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Here and There

Works from the Collection

13 June—17 August 2003

Our summer exhibition, Here and There featured works by important artists whose artwork has recently entered into the permanent collection through donation or purchase by the Belkin Art Gallery. The show highlighted artistic practices occurring on both a local and global scale while simultaneously drawing attention to the diverse nature and composition of the collection.

In the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s, Kate Craig invoked the then avant-garde strategies of collaboration, performance and persona to redefine artistic practice in Vancouver. The exhibit featured archival photographs and the Flying Leopard Costume worn by Craig in her performances and videos. Performances on video of Cuban artist Tania Bruguera’s Head Down (Western Front, 1997) and American Andrea Fraser’s Official Welcome (Belkin Gallery, 2002) were also presented for viewing.

A number of works installed for Here and There had not been exhibited in Vancouver. These included the large-scale inkjet print, AA Breakfast by Turner Prize winner Wolfgang Tillmans, who is known for his photographs of fashion, friends and the famous; and photo-based sculptures from the series Canadian Softwood by Toronto artist Alan Belcher. In addition, pieces by Vancouver based artists Laiwan and Sam Shem, Kevin Madill, Al McWilliams, and Ron Terada will be shown. Drawings by Cuban artist Chago and American painter, Russell FitzGerald, highlight the ongoing evolution and international scope that characterizes the Belkin’s collection, the third largest public collection in British Columbia. We gratefully acknowledge the Canada Council for the Arts for their support.

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689