We are pleased to welcome the UBC Contemporary Players to the Belkin Art Gallery for a concert inspired by the exhibition Mark Boulos. Directed by UBC School of Music faculty Drs. Corey Hamm and Paolo Bortolussi, the UBC Contemporary Players ensemble includes graduate and undergraduate students focusing on music and performance of our time. Programs blend masterworks by internationally acclaimed composers with exciting world premieres of works written expressly for the ensemble by UBC composition majors.
All are welcome. Admission is free.
The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in North America of work by Amsterdam based, artist-filmmaker Mark Boulos. Boulos was trained as a documentary filmmaker and is now working on gallery installations. The exhibition features a new, three-channel, video work, No Permanent Address (2010) and production stills, the two-channel video work, All That is Solid Melts Into Air (2008) that was recently exhibited at the 6th Berlin Biennale and the single-channel video work, The Word Was God (2007).[more]
The subjects filmed by American-born Mark Boulos inhabit the realm of documentary, but he chooses to show his large-scale, multi-screen video installations in art venues and galleries. “To call a film ‘art’ is to release it from the demands of reportage and anthropology that otherwise burden documentaries,” Boulos says. This extensively illustrated catalogue considers three of Boulos’ most recent video installations, All That is Solid Melts into Air (featured in the Projects Gallery of MoMA, NY in 2012), The Word Was God and No Permanent Address. Boulos’ subjects include the revolutionary fervor, political militancy, sexual identity and religious ecstasy of radical organizations such as the Filipino revolutionary New People’s Army and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta.[more]
As part of the exhibition Mark Boulos, we are pleased to present a symposium exploring art and cinema. Friday, December 3, 2:00 pm at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Room 260, 1961 East Mall, UBC Free admission 2:00-2:15 pm Scott Watson and Shelly Rosenblum Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery University of British Columbia Opening Remarks 2:15-3:15 pm Laura Marks Dena Wosk University Professor of Art and Culture Studies School for the Contemporary Arts Simon Fraser University Radical acts of unfolding 3:15-4:15 pm Nettie Wild Canada Wild Productions Film Production University of British Columbia Shooting for the contradictions: Finding real-life drama in documentary film. Can outside eyes reveal inside stories? Or betray them? 4:15-4:45 pm Coffee Break 4:45-5:45 pm Keynote Lecture Trinh Minh-ha Professor of Rhetoric and Gender and Women’s Studies University of California Berkeley Forces and Forms: “Where the Road is Alive”[more]