Like most of the world right now, the Belkin is looking at the way we work and wondering how to move forward in this moment of unprecedented change. We are looking at the world through a different lens now – the texts we’ve read are no longer relevant in the same way; the ways we have been working will be forever changed. We’re asking ourselves, what will the art world look like when this is over? How does cultural work proceed when we move to virtual space? What is the status of our collective experience? How are artists imagining production and practice in their changed material conditions? What does intimacy look like? Until we can welcome you back in person, here are just a few ways to connect with us and share our common (and unique) responses to this moment.
Everything This Changes is programming initiated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has shut the doors of galleries and many businesses while keeping most of us working at home. This adds to the Belkin’s online presence as a platform for works of art, research projects, podcasts, interviews, conversations and events.
Explore outdoor art on campus through videos and walking tours, including the installation of James Hart’s Reconciliation Pole, Jordan Wilson’s self-guided tour of Musqueam House Posts on campus, the animation of Esther Shalev-Gerz’s The Shadow by Temporary Collective, Jordan Abel’s response to Edgar Heap of Birds’s Native Hosts and more.
Enjoy full recordings of our concerts at the Belkin in collaboration with UBC School of Music and the Contemporary Players or re-listen to our Spill: Radio podcasts from the 2019 Spill exhibition, including interviews with artists Susan Schuppli, Genevieve Robertson and Teresa Montoya.
Visit the Belkin’s YouTube channel, which collects curator’s tours of past exhibitions, artist interviews, symposia and more.
Visit the Belkin’s News posts where we explore artworks, artists and ideas a bit deeper.
Spend some time with online artworks and collections by artists Ray Johnson, Christine D’Onofrio, Judy Radul, Laiwan and Jack Shadbolt as well as research projects Ruins in Process: Vancouver Art in the Sixties and Beginning with the Seventies: Both/And.
Take a look at all the past exhibitions that have been at the Belkin since we opened in 1995.
Students from UBC’s Department of Biology practice botanical drawing – and immersive observation – with artist in residence Holly Schmidt.[more]
Teresa Sudeyko talks about Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s 2001 House Burning.[more]
Everything This Changes is programming initiated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has shut the doors of galleries and many businesses while keeping most of us working at home. Everything This Changes adds to the Belkin’s online presence as a platform for works of art, research projects, podcasts, interviews, conversations and events. One of our tasks is to explore new relationships and possibilities between embodiment, especially in social space, and the disembodied lives we lead on screen. This relationship has been the subject of critique and speculation since the invention of the telephone and radio. In what ways have artists and thinkers prepared us for thinking about the present crisis? Or to put it another way, how does the present crisis change the way we see and read?[more]
The Belkin’s Lorna Brown talks with artist in residence Holly Schmidt about her practice and its relationship to care, distance and embodiment in this very particular historical moment.[more]