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Postscript
UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 2018

Aileen Bahmanipour, Christopher Lacroix, Cameron McLellan, Candice Okada, Madiha Sikander

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to present Postscript, an exhibition of work by the 2018 graduates of the University of British Columbia’s two-year Master of Fine Arts program: Aileen Bahmanipour, Christopher Lacroix, Cameron McLellan, Candice Okada and Madiha Sikander. This program in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory is limited each year to a small group of four to six artists, who over the two years foster different sensibilities developed within an intimate and discursive working environment.

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Beginning with the Seventies
Radial Change

Performance and Discussion Afternoon with Justine Chambers, Peter Dickinson and Evann Siebens: Thursday, July 12, 3-5 pm

How is an archive formed? Memories of performance often exceed the containment of the document, whether photography, film, prop or testimony. As communities disperse and regroup over time, figures may slip away from the centre. Circling around the embodied archive, the exhibition Radial Change is drawn from the title of a dance work by Helen Goodwin. The elusive histories of Goodwin’s choreography and her influence on the interdisciplinary art scene of the 1970s are explored in new installation works by Evann Siebens and by Michael de Courcy. Rhoda Rosenfeld’s photographs of Goodwin’s Environmental Opera document the 1971 beach performance with an immersive, process-based lens. Artworks and objects from the Belkin’s collection and archives track the performance of alter egos and overturn gender constructs, evoke absent bodies and recall remembered gestures. Kate Craig’s film record of the final death-defying flight of Lady Brute and Jin-Me Yoon’s Hey You, Ya You! (Jimmie Yoo) are joined by works by Eleanor Antin, Carole Itter, Walter Marchetti, Rosa Maria Robles, Carolee Schneemann, Atsuko Tanaka, Joyce Wieland and Cornelia Wyngaarden.

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Beginning with the Seventies
GLUT

Celebrating the excessive abundance of the archive, Beginning with the Seventies: GLUT is concerned with language, depictions of the woman reader as an artistic genre and the potential of reading as performed resistance. Central to the exhibition, Rereading Room is a reconstruction of the Vancouver Women’s Bookstore (1973-1996) in the second iteration of a project by Alexandra Bischoff. Thirteen artists, writers, theorists and researchers have been invited to occupy the installation as The Readers for the duration of the exhibition, working with and against the inventory by reading, annotating and supplementing the collection to form a dossier of responses. A textile multiple by Kathy Slade will wrap and adorn The Readers and lingering visitors. Lisa Robertson finds in Baudelaire’s dandy a tangible presence for old women in public spaces. A multitude of artworks dating from 1968 to 2017 explore language as a medium and material including works by Allyson Clay, Judith Copithorne, Gathie Falk, Jamelie Hassan, Germaine Koh, Laiwan, Sara Leydon, Divya Mehra, Adrian Piper, Kristina Lee Podesva, Anne Ramsden, Evelyn Roth and Elizabeth Zvonar, among others, that are drawn from the Belkin Art Gallery collection, the Kamloops Art Gallery, SFU Galleries, the Surrey Art Gallery and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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The Beautiful Brain
The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

The Beautiful Brain is the first North American museum exhibition to present the extraordinary drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934), a Spanish pathologist, histologist and neuroscientist renowned for his discovery of neuron cells and their structure, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1906. Known as the father of modern neuroscience, Cajal was also an exceptional artist and studied as a teenager at the Academy of Arts in Huesca, Spain. He combined scientific and artistic skills to produce arresting drawings with extraordinary scientific and aesthetic qualities. A century after their completion, his drawings are still used in contemporary medical publications to illustrate important neuroscience principles, and continue to fascinate artists and visual art audiences. Eighty of Cajal’s drawings are accompanied by a selection of contemporary neuroscience visualizations by international scientists.

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Sites of Assembly

Weekend tours: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 and 3 pm

Co-curated by Gabrielle Moser and Lorna Brown, the exhibition features photographic works from the Belkin’s permanent collection, the private collection of John O’Brian and the research archive of Marcia Crosby. Focusing on practices of photography as simultaneously art and document, the exhibition is ordered around several themes: propositions for the use of public space, whether through buildings, artworks or social activities; the surveillance of the public and performances for the camera; and the way that photographic records create potential histories for Vancouver.

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Candle
UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 2017

Matt Browning, Steven Cottingham, Jessica Evans, Brian Lye, Carolyn Stockbridge

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by the 2017 graduates of the University of British Columbia’s two-year Master of Fine Arts program: Matt Browning, Steven Cottingham, Jessica Evans, Brian Lye and Carolyn Stockbridge. This program in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory is limited each year to a small group of four to six artists, who over the two years foster different sensibilities developed within an intimate and discursive working environment. This exhibition is presented with support from the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia.

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To refuse/To wait/To sleep
M&A

To refuse/To wait/To sleep and M&A bring together work by Goldin+Senneby, Melanie Gilligan, Gabrielle Hill, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, Marianne Nicolson and Raqs Media Collective to investigate belief and prediction in economic models, precarious labour and illicit and marginalized markets. Speculative and experimental, their work tests models, forecasts futures and examines histories of exchange and the limits of productivity. In the context of knowledge-based economies, student debt and the outsourcing of intellectual labour, the exhibition aims to draw forth dialogues about how we imagine individual and collective futures in the “new normal.”

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Tunics of the Changing Tide (2007)
Marianne Nicolson

Walter C. Koerner Library
1958 Main Mall

Marianne Nicolson’s paintings graphically depict the back view of two tunic forms placed upon black- and grey-bordered backgrounds. Ghostly traces of raven, human and wolf figures float on the negative spaces like constellations, while a tree of life along with thunderbird, mink and serpent forms sit in bold symmetry on the tunic shapes. Signifying wealth and social standing, coppers (both intact and ceremonially broken) are affixed to the panel, as are abalone discs, coins and military-style brass buttons. With these paintings, Marianne Nicolson addresses the shifting state of economic growth and decline amongst the Kwikwasut’inuxw and Dzawada̱’enux̱w – the Gilford Island and Kingcome Inlet communities of Nicolson’s ancestry – following from contact with non-Indigenous peoples.

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Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson
The Last Waves

ARTIST TALK with Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson: Saturday, September 10

Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson: The Last Waves is a collaborative installation in which the viewer is immersed in a sequence of hallucinatory sets that loosely evoke the familiar yet strange locations for escapist films: a bar, a lab, a hotel. This fluid collaboration alters the space of the Gallery to a site of production as well as presentation, and of the accumulated effects of experimentation across a number of years, as these spaces become a set for a third film to be shot during the exhibition. Julia Feyrer (b. 1982, Victoria, BC) and Tamara Henderson (b. 1982, Sackville, NB) have worked together since 2009. They have collaborated on Enter the Fog at The Rooms, Saint John’s, NF (2016);Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson: Consider the Belvedere at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2015); Bottles Under the Influence at Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre (2013); and Unfinished Corpse Bar at Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle (2013). They recently participated together in residencies at The Rooms, Newfoundland and IASPIS in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Joan Balzar
at Koerner Library

The installation of Joan Balzar’s Hook in the Koerner Library that was part of Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape and Joan Balzar: Two Exhibitions from the Collection has been extended until December 4, 2016.

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Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape and Joan Balzar:
Two exhibitions from the collection

Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape explores works from the Belkin’s permanent collection through the lens of recent philosophical ideas, questioning and breaking down old borders between the human and the non-human. Artists in the exhibition include Claude Breeze, Genevieve Cadieux, Kenneth Callahan, Emily Carr, Geoffrey Farmer, Russell FitzGerald, Sam Francis, Lawren Harris, Donald Jarvis, Ann Kipling, Glenn Ligon, Attila Richard Lukacs, Ron Martin, Gordon Payne, Margaret Peterson, Jerry Pethick, Marina Roy, Carolee Schneemann, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Jack Shadbolt, Corin Sworn, Elizabeth Vander Zaag and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Joan Balzar includes a selection of works by the artist (1928-2016), a key figure in the development of abstract painting on the West Coast in the 1960s. These works from the Belkin’s collection are displayed in the print gallery and Koerner Library.

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Slip the Snare
UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 2016

Benjamin J. Allard, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Saroop Soofi, Leigh Tennant, Olivia Whetung

Public Critique with Judy Radul: Saturday, May 14, 12:30 pm. All are welcome.

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to present Slip the Snare, an exhibition of work by the 2016 graduates of the University of British Columbia’s two-year Master of Fine Arts program: Benjamin J. Allard, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Saroop Soofi, Leigh Tennant and Olivia Whetung. This program is limited each year to a small group of four to six artists, who over the two years foster different sensibilities developed within an intimate and discursive working environment. The exhibition is presented with support from the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia.

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Lalakenis/All Directions
A Journey of Truth and Unity

CUTTING COPPER Performances and Discussions: Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5

On July 2, 2014, renowned Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw artist Chief Beau Dick along with 21 companions set out from the University of British Columbia on a journey to Ottawa which they called Awalaskenis II: Journey of Truth and Unity. Intending to raise awareness about the plight of the environment and to challenge elected officials to attend to the relationship between the federal government and First Nations people, the group brought with them a copper shield made by Haida carver Giindajin Haawasti Guujaaw. On July 27, the shield was broken on Parliament Hill in a traditional copper-breaking ceremony, marking a ruptured relationship in need of repair, and passing the burden of the wrongs done to First Nations people from them to the Government of Canada. Lalakenis/All Directions will present the broken copper shield along with the other five coppers, sacred and ceremonial objects taken on the journey and those gifted to the travellers along the way including pipes, medicine, thunder sticks and rattles. Video, photography and narrative accounts will trace encounters along the way as well as document the social media presence of the month-long journey. Lalakenis/All Directions will reveal how ceremony and performance can be powerful tools of expression around very contemporary issues.

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Maria Eichhorn

Maria Eichhorn is a German artist based in Berlin who has been exhibiting since the late 1980s. Her works often enact a social situation and involve an analysis of institutions. In general, Eichhorn’s works offer an interrogation of how power is distributed and unveil the abstract aspect of economies. “The work of Maria Eichhorn is layered and complex, rich and textured, both literal and metaphysical and often highly poetic and allusive.“1 This exhibition will be the first time Eichhorn’s work has been seen in Vancouver, and the Belkin is presenting two ongoing projects, Prohibited Imports (2003/08 and 2015) and Film Lexicon of Sexual Practices (1999/2005/2008/2014/2015), that are augmented on this occasion with newly commissioned works added to each series.

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Melancholy Bay
Images of English Bay, Burrard Inlet and Howe Sound from the Collection

Melancholy Bay: Images of English Bay, Burrard Inlet and Howe Sound from the Collection features works drawn from the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery’s permanent collection and archive; some of them are recent acquisitions and some have resided in the collection for a number of years. The value of public collections such as the Belkin’s is that exhibitions can be conceived that propose new and different understandings of the works within thematic narratives that tell stories about contemporary art, and life, in this part of the world. This exhibition is made possible with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts. We gratefully acknowledge the Canada Council Acquisitions Assistance program, the Morris and Helen Belkin Foundation, our Belkin Curator’s Forum members and our individual donors who financially support our acquisitions and donate artworks to the collection.

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