Celebrate Family Day weekend by bringing your entire family to the third annual Kids Takeover UBC on Sunday, February 16. This UBC tradition has its roots in Takeover Day, a celebration of children and young people to museums, galleries, arts organizations, archives and heritage sites first launched in the United Kingdom. There are family activities happening across the UBC campus. For more information and how to purchase your all-access family pass, see Kids Take Over UBC.
Have you ever sat in a giant camera or seen a huge shadow of an invisible old-growth tree? Walk with us: see things from different points of view and how artists have made trees look big and small. Wear comfortable shoes and in case of rain, bring your umbrellas!
Mini tours are from:
Children should be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and is on a first-come basis. Sign up in person on Sunday, February 16 at the Gallery’s Front Desk starting at noon.
For more information contact Naomi Sawada (email@example.com or 604.822.3640).
Complete information about UBC Family Day activities and how to purchase your all-access family pass can be found on Kids Take Over UBC.
The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to present David Wojnarowicz: Photography & Film 1978–1992, the first exhibition to solely concentrate on the artist’s photographic and filmic work. The exhibition presents over 100 works including photographs, test prints, silkscreens, 16 mm and Super 8 film and collaborative video works. David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992) came into prominence in the New York art world of the 1980s, actively embracing all media and forging an expansive range of work both fiercely political and highly personal. Although largely self-taught, he worked as an artist and writer to merge a sophisticated combination of found and discarded material with a deep understanding of literary influences. First displayed in storefront galleries in the East Village, his work had already gained national prominence by the time he was diagnosed with HIV in 1988. From the late 1970s until his death in 1992, Wojnarowicz produced a body of work that was as conceptually rigorous as it was stylistically diverse, resolutely and fervently political at a time when the AIDS epidemic was cutting down a generation of artists due in large part to government inaction in the United States. David Wojnarowicz: Photography & Film 1978–1992 reflects on Wojnarowicz as a source for both art-making and activism at a time of political and personal uncertainty. The exhibition sheds light on a practice that has been exemplary and inspirational, not only for his contemporaries but also for current generations.
In conjunction with the exhibition Esther Shalev-Gerz, WHITE-OUT: Between Telling and Listening presented at the Kamloops Art Gallery, this hardcover, bilingual catalogue includes documentation of the KAG exhibition and three commissioned texts that explore Shalev-Gerz’s work from diverse perspectives. Curator Elizabeth Matheson addresses the work in the exhibition through a broader discussion of the artist’s practice and Ian Wallace offers a formal analysis of the work in the context of art historical approaches to photography and video. In addition, the catalogue includes an insightful contribution from Swedish academic Fanny Söderbäck, who worked closely with Shalev-Gerz on the production of WHITE-OUT: Between Telling and Listening.[more]
Kids Take Over UBC: When First There Was Light in the World - The Story of Two Wolves with Jaymyn La Vallee and Marianne Nicolson
The Dzawada̱’enux̱w people have lived on the lands and water ways of Kingcome Inlet since the beginning, long before settlers came to British Columbia, and their origin story describes how two wolves, Ḵawadiikala and Ḵwalili came to the area and how the clans descended from them. Join Jaymyn La Vallee and Marianne Nicolson as they talk about and teach you how to draw the figure of the wolf in the Belkin Gallery's current exhibition, Hexsa'am: To Be Here Always.[more]