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Fiftieth Anniversary of Fluxus

Walter C. Koerner Library
1958 Main Mall

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Fluxus (1962-2012), artists Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov have selected material from the Permanent Collection and the Morris/Trasov Archive at the Belkin Art Gallery Fluxus for exhibition at the Koerner Library. Fluxus, which in Latin means “to flow,” was an international art movement born from the experimental composition classes taught by avant-garde musician John Cage from 1956 to 1961 at the New York School for Social Research. This global movement began in September 1962 with the first Fluxus Festival held in Wiesbaden, Germany where visual and audio artists, musicians, performers, composers, designers and architects came together to create works that were unpredictable and ephemeral representations of everyday life.

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Yellow Signal: New Media in China
Geng Jianyi - Excessive Transition, 2008

Walter C. Koerner Library
1958 Main Mall

This exhibition is presented as part of Yellow Signal: New Media in China – Geng Jianyi, Huang Ran, Zhang Peili at the Belkin Art Gallery (April 27 to August 19, 2012) and it is also part of the larger, city-wide project, Yellow Signal: New Media in China. Initiated by Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, this series of exhibitions and programs is the first comprehensive presentation of contemporary Chinese new media and video art in Canada. It showcases a selection of leading new media works by internationally acclaimed Chinese artists.

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Yellow Signal: New Media in China
Geng Jianyi, Huang Ran, Zhang Peili

The Morris and Helen Belkin is pleased to present the work of Geng Jianyi, Huang Ran, and Zhang Peili as part of the city-wide project, Yellow Signal: New Media in China. Initiated by Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, this series of exhibitions and programs is the first comprehensive presentation of contemporary Chinese new media and video art in Canada. It showcases a selection of leading new media works by internationally acclaimed Chinese artists and is compelling for its portrayal of current political circumstances faced by many artists in China.

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Letters: Michael Morris and Concrete Poetry

Michael Morris has been a key figure of the west coast art scene since the 1960s and his contribution to the development of Vancouver as a contemporary art city has been immense. Morris was engaged with concrete poetry in the 1960s. The concrete poetry movement was perhaps the first global art movement, springing up in South and North America, Japan, and Europe in the mid to late 1950s. Marshall McLuhan…

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Luis Camnitzer

Formally allied with the American Conceptualists and Minimalists of the 1960s and 1970s, over the past 50 years Luis Camnitzer has developed an essentially autonomous oeuvre, recognizable by its acutely observed detail, its acerbic wit, as well as by its socio-political commitment. Luis Camnitzer is organized by Daros Latinamerica, Zürich, and curated by Hans-Michael Herzog and Katrin Steffen.

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Luis Camnitzer: Arbitrary Objects and Their Titles

Walter C. Koerner Library, 1958 Main Mall

In this installation on the main floor of Koerner Library, artist Luis Camnitzer explores the organization of knowledge and how people imagine and make connections between ideas. “Titles” written on torn pieces of paper have been randomly paired with objects found on the university campus.

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Happy
Joe Bérubé, Marilyne Blais, Jordy Hamilton, Chunping Huang, Nick Lakowski, Joomi Seo, Damla Tamer

UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 2011

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to present Happy, an exhibition of work by the 2011 graduates of the University of British Columbia’s two-year Master of Fine Arts program.

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Material Witness
Mario García Torres / Konrad Wendt

Curated by Lee Plested

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Material Witness: Mario García Torres / Konrad Wendt is an exhibition of recent work by Mexican artist Mario García Torres that investigates historic pieces of Conceptual Art presented alongside a survey of works by Konrad Wendt, a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

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Faces: Works From The Permanent Collection

Satellite Gallery, 560 Seymour Street, 2nd Floor, Vancouver
Rebecca Belmore: The Named and the Unnamed
February 4 - April 10, 2011

Faces is an exhibition of work from the collection of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. The exhibition is presented in three locations in Vancouver: at the Belkin Art Gallery, Walter C. Koerner Library (UBC), and the Satellite Gallery (560 Seymour Street). This exhibition will explore the diverse ways faces are represented, looking specifically at how notions of gender, race and class affect our understanding of them—aiming to reveal, in the process, that this uniquely human trait is anything but neutral.

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Mark Boulos

Mark Boulos’ video installations have been capturing the imagination of the international, contemporary art scene since the Biennale of Sydney in 2008. Boulos was trained as a documentary filmmaker and is now working on gallery installations. This is the first solo exhibition of his work in North America and features the new, three-channel, video work, No Permanent Address (2010).

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Faces: Works from the Permanent Collection

Walter C. Koerner Library, 1958 Main Mall

This collection presented at Walter C. Koerner Library represents some of the men and women who have been part of the history of The University of British Columbia between 1913 and 1966. Since the early 1980s, whether for fear of defacement or other concerns, these portraits left the departments from which they originated to be stored at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. This exhibition is an opportunity to recognize UBC’s history and to find homes for these pictures on campus.

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Here today, gone today
UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition

Keesic Douglas, Sydney Hermant, Fan-Ling Suen,
Zoe Tissandier, and Clare Yow

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work by the 2010 graduates of the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at UBC’s two-year Master of Fine Arts program.

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Jamelie Hassan
At the Far Edge of Words

Since the 1960s, Jamelie Hassan’s work has been influenced by cultural politics and personal history. This is the first survey exhibition of her work and includes over two dozen paintings, drawings, photographs, multi-media installations, as well as the billboard—Because . . . there was and there wasn’t a city of Baghdad.

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Jamelie Hassan
Seek Knowledge Even Onto China

Installed at Walter C. Koerner Library at the University of British Columbia.

When Hassan was growing up in southwestern Ontario, her father often repeated a saying of the Prophet Muhammad: Seek knowledge even unto China. It promoted the importance of study, travel, and first hand experience in understanding the world. This saying is the basis for her text-based work…

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Douglas Coupland
Fight Club and Less Than Zero

In conjunction with the Media Transatlantic Conference at Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (April 8 – 10, 2010), the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and Walter C. Koerner Library are pleased to exhibit work by Vancouver author and artist, Douglas Coupland.

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