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Curatorial Lecture
Jan Verwoert

Room 102 Lasserre Building, 6333 Memorial Road, UBC

The University of British Columbia’s Critical and Curatorial Studies Program and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery present a talk by Jan Verwoert as part of the Curatorial Lecture Series. Verwoert is a critic and writer on contemporary art and cultural theory based in Berlin. He teaches at the Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, the de Appel Curatorial Programme and the H’Midrasha School of Art, Tel Aviv. The Curatorial Lecture Series presents lectures on contemporary curatorial practice.

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Symposium with Esther Shalev-Gerz, Catherine Soussloff and Ian Wallace

As part of the Esther Shalev-Gerz exhibition at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (January 10-April 14, 2013), we are pleased to present a Symposium Benjaminian Themes in the Work of Esther Shalev-Gerz with Esther Shalev-Gerz, Catherine Soussloff and Ian Wallace
Saturday, January 12, 1:30 to 5:30 pm at the Belkin Art Gallery.

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Eleanor Antin Reading/Performance

In this performative reading, Eleanor Antin presents chapters from her coming-of-age memoir, Conversations with Stalin. Through desperate, endearing, and often hilarious quests for art, self, revolution and sex, Comrade Stalin serves as an imaginary confidant. Following her performance, artist Michael Morris will join Eleanor Antin in conversation.

At the Belkin Art Gallery.
All welcome. Free admission.

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Concert at the Belkin

Join us for a concert by the UBC Contemporary Players at the Belkin Art Gallery. Ensemble directors Corey Hamm and Paolo Bortolussi present S P O T S, a program that celebrates the innovation and experimentation of 1970s California explored throughout the Belkin’s current exhibition, State of Mind.

At the Belkin Art Gallery.
All welcome. Free admission.

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Film Series at Pacific Cinémathèque - State of Mind: California, Conceptual Art, the 1970s and Cinema

Various states of mind connected to (and connecting) the state of California, conceptual art, cinema and the 1970s – politics, sex, feminism, the environment, the counterculture – are the subject of this special film series of exceptional documentaries, features, and experimental works, presented in conjunction with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at UBC and its current exhibition State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970.

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Curatorial Lecture
Pierre Bal-Blanc

Room 102 Lasserre Building, 6333 Memorial Road, UBC

The University of British Columbia’s Critical and Curatorial Studies Program and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery present a talk by Pierre Bal-Blanc as part of the Curatorial Lecture Series. Bal-Blanc is director of CAC Brétigny (Contemporary Art Centre of Brétigny, Greater Paris) in France, where since 2003 he has been carrying out the Phalanstère Project, a series of site-specific artists’ works parallel to the exhibition program of the Art Centre. Pierre Bal-Blanc’s lecture is made possible with the support of the French Consulate in Vancouver as part of a French Curators Lecture Series, a joint initiative of the Consulate General of France and the Belkin Art Gallery.

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Lecture
Julia Bryan-Wilson

University of California-Berkeley Art Historian Julia Bryan-Wilson presents K G A Y in L.A.: Queer Video and the Politics of Viewership as part of the Belkin Art Gallery’s exhibition State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970 (September 28-December 9, 2012). Bryan-Wilson’s research interests include questions of artistic labour, feminism and queer theory, and is an essayist for the State of Mind catalogue.

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Concert at the Belkin March 2

Friday, March 2, 2012 2:00 – 3:00 pm
All welcome. Admission is free.

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Emergence UBC Contemporary Players


Including new pieces composed and performed by UBC’s student new music ensemble.

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Concrete Poetry Symposium

Concrete Poetry Symposium with speakers:

Lori Emerson (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Liz Kotz (UC Riverside)
Stephen Scobie (Victoria)


At the Belkin Art Gallery.
All welcome. Free admission. General seating.
February 10, 2012

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Concert at the Belkin

Friday, November 4, 2:00 pm at the Belkin

All welcome. Admission is free.

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UBC CONTEMPORARY PLAYERS

Paolo Bortolussi – Director/Coach
David Gillham, Eric Wilson, David Harding – coaches
Chris Morano – TA/coach

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Symposium
The Future of The Contemporary

Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
1961 East Mall, UBC

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Luis Camnitzer (September 30 – December 4, 2011, Opening Reception, September 29, 7 – 9pm) and as part of the Curatorial Lecture Series, this symposium features lectures by a distinguished international panel of critics, artists, and curators. The Future of the Contemporary will ask what obligations of the contemporary museum are when confronted by the publics that populate the diverse and often fraught space of the “global village.”

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Symposium
Material Witness:
Mario García Torres / Konrad Wendt

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

In conjunction with the exhibition, Material Witness: Mario García Torres / Konrad Wendt a symposium organized by Ian Wallace will bring scholarly interpretation to this elusive history. The symposium will be videotaped and included as a supplemental archive.

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Curatorial Lecture
Jens Hoffmann

HOW TO DO THINGS WITH EXHIBITIONS: ART AND LITERATURE

Rm 102 Lasserre Building, 6333 Memorial Road, UBC

Jens Hoffmann will talk about his recent trilogy of exhibitions based on three of the most iconic American novels of the last two-hundred years: The Wizard of Oz, Moby-Dick and Huckleberry Finn (2008-2010). Hoffman will examine the relationship between literature, art and exhibition making and show how literature can provide us with a frame to understand the today’s political realities by looking at the past.

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Curatorial Lecture
Amareswar Galla

Michael Ames Theatre, Museum of Anthropology
6393 N.W. Marine Drive, UBC

Amareswar Galla is a leading, international expert on museums, sustainable heritage development and the alleviation of poverty through culture. He has worked extensively in Vietnam, South Africa, Iraq, the Pacific, Europe, Asia and Australia.

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Didier Civil:
Faces of Carnival / Jacmel, Haiti

Didier Civil is a celebrated Haitian painter and papier-mache artist, and the founding director of an art school in Jacmel, the site of the most celebrated Haitian Carnival and one of the towns devastated by the recent earthquake and cholera outbreak.

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