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    Ali Ahadi, The Pedagogical State of Metamorphosis (detail), 2012. digital sketch. Courtesy of the artist

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    Nelly César, Bandera blanca (White flag), 2011. cotton fabric, menstrual blood and unassembled bed frame pieces. Courtesy of the artist

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    Kevin Day, a percentage remedies a code underneath the harmful device, 2010-12. mixed-media installation. Courtesy of the artist

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    Yan Luo, Thoughts Drifting around The Idea of Dwelling, 2012. inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist

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    Nathan McNinch, from triangulation studies series, 2012. digital sketch. Courtesy of the artist

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    Lux Petrova, Paradoxal Paradigm (still), 2012. video. Courtesy of the artist

Hail to the Destroyers

Ali Ahadi, Nelly Cesar, Kevin Day, Yan Luo, Nathan McNinch, Lux Petrova

UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 2012

August 31 - September 16, 2012

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Anonymous from UBC at 4:46 pm Saturday, September 15, 2012

One of the strongest MFA exhibitions seen in a long time. For those unfamiliar with the artists' practices, it would be really helpful to provide some more information on the ideas/theories/concepts the artists are interested in, or on other prior work that they have produced. Even if this takes a form of 'keywords' at the top each catalogue essay. This could also alleviate some of the negative responses to the work due to not understanding.

Josh Burster from N.Y. at 3:12 pm Saturday, September 15, 2012

Very courageous and original stuff by Lux Petrova. Wow factor. Great talent!

Agnes F. at 3:33 pm Friday, September 14, 2012

Interesting and beautiful pieces. Would love to learn more about the artists' concepts on each of their works :)

Letitia at 3:31 pm Friday, September 14, 2012

The pieces of art are beautiful, simple with a touch of modern elegance. Great artifacts enabling your imagination and creativity to soar.

Mina M from UBC Visual Arts at 2:27 pm Friday, September 14, 2012

Ali Ahadi's work shows his austere ways of detail-oriented craftsmanship. The alignment of the nails into an enlarged renowned font that the public can recognize from far distances. One can only imagine the blood, sweat and tears put into this piece. Hats off to you Ali. I'm still picking up my jaw from the floor

Belkin at 9:54 am Friday, September 14, 2012

Thanks for letting us know. A new keyboard has been put on the kiosk.

Amy Kim from UBC at 4:21 pm Thursday, September 13, 2012

Loved many pieces, especially my TA's piece with the white box.

Miriam S from UBC at 4:08 pm Thursday, September 13, 2012

though provoking pieces i find myself cheering on the penetration, thoueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeegh, because you're oneeeeeeeeeee the inside and need to get out. also,,,,,this keyboard is broken

Charlotte Donkey at 3:24 pm Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What a fantastic show!

Lindsay at 3:24 pm Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Amazing show! Best show at the Belkin ever! If only the Belkin would be so lucky to show work like this all the time.

Jamie K from UBC at 12:44 pm Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I love this show! For reasons not completely clear to me, it inspired smiles, wonderment, puzzlement and curiosity about the whole creative process and what lies underneath it. How does an inspiration or idea get out into the world in three dimensions? I have crazy ideas but I don't manifest them. Maybe I should (no,I hate that word...) maybe I COULD.

Bella from UEL at 4:10 pm Saturday, September 8, 2012

liked nothing else.

Bella from UEL at 4:08 pm Saturday, September 8, 2012

Ali Ahadi - you did get it better! than any other work. Love it!

Anonymous at 4:09 pm Friday, September 7, 2012

I suspect that "they" are people just like you.

Herman from Burnaby at 2:05 pm Friday, September 7, 2012


anonimous from this campus at 1:25 pm Friday, September 7, 2012

I always wonder who the people are that write comments in these types of forums, are they paid plants working for profit or just people like Edward Marcinek who most likely should not come back to this gallery with such a silly attitude and big "nothing" questions. Who does he work for?

Reza Akbari at 9:49 pm Thursday, September 6, 2012

It was just great. I enjoyed almost all of the art works. Ali Ahadi, your art work was amazing it got me so bad right when I saw the back of it. It shows the challenges and hardship.

phs at 8:17 pm Thursday, September 6, 2012

The whole Gallery gave me a great feeling, The box was really good, I am not sure what you wanted us to feel but i felt scared and i felt all those wholes on my body... great job.. and yes yes yes..."you have gotten the best...Ali, Congratulation and all the best for a bright future

Edward Marcinek at 1:23 pm Wednesday, September 5, 2012

It is a shame that every time when I am coming to see something interesting in your gallery, I am finding this king of "nothing". Who is paying for this building, heating, personnel. I don't know if I will come here any more.

Michael at 5:22 pm Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I really enjoyed experiencing Nelly César's "To my dear world obsessed with penetration 4" while being performed. I look forward to the progression of the work as it continues to be perforated in the ongoing performance.

BFA 72 at 3:31 pm Sunday, September 2, 2012

Wellexecutedgenerally. thoughtfullygenerated.brilliancesomewhatobviousinsomecases.Totallyinonetotwo. Howcanitbenotsoinamasterpiecebuildingbyaniconicarchitect! Somehazardtotheobse rver.Itisagreedthatyouhave"...gottenmuchbetter"onamuchlongerpath. Youareappreciated!

Elisabeth Barrows at 11:57 am Friday, August 31, 2012

To start out the giant white box shook me to my core. It scared me and sparked my imagination all at the same time. I love and hate that piece. Ali Ahadi's wood piece is amazing and truly looks into the soul of anyone who is trying to improve oneself.

Edwin Zou at 11:52 am Friday, August 31, 2012

Just to let you know, two of the ropes attached to the rotating motors have become unattached. Other than that the light inside the giant white box would've had a much greater impact if it had been left on inside waiting for the audience to discover it.

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