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Ruins in Process: Vancouver Art in the Sixties
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Recent Acquisitions to the Photo Collection

Vancouver has been one of the most important cities in the world for contemporary photographic production for over a decade. Given the long history that the UBC Gallery and the UBC Fine Arts Department has had with the artists involved, the contemporary photo collection has, in recent years, become the focus of much attention.

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Zhang Peili and Gu Wenda

This show focuses on the work of Chinese artists Gu Wenda and Zhang Peili, who have emerged from the Jiangnan region in the post-Tiananmen Chinese avante-garde movement.

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6: New Vancouver Modern

Geoffrey Farmer, Myfanwy MacLeod, Damian Moppett, Steven Shearer, Ron Terada and Kelly Wood

This exhibition focused on a new generation of Vancouver artists who produce engaged contemporary work in idioms that are in international circulation: photo-based conceptualism, exploration of commodity fetishism, and interrogations about the status of representation.

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Roy Arden

Arden’s subject is the landscape of the economy, as it appears through the everyday surface of his local surroundings. His large colour photographs are intended as realist tableaux, they depict traces of history in the present as well as the brutal appearance of the new.

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UBC Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition

Jonathan Boer, Kevin Dubois, Karin Geiger, Phyllis Greenwood, I Chun Melody Lin and Gerald Penry

An opportunity to view an exciting new generation of Canadian artists working in multi-media, installation, painting, photography and sculpture.

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Théodore Géricault
The Alien Body / Tradition in Chaos

An exhibition of over 80 works by the French Romantic master, Théodore Géricault (1791-1824). These rarely seen treasures were borrowed for an exclusive engagement at the Belkin Gallery from the Musee du Louvre, the Ecole Nationale Superior des Beaux Arts (Paris) and other prestigious French and Canadian museums.

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Laughter Ten Years After

This anthology exhibition curated by Jo Anna Isaak, included the works of 20 women artists from the United States, England, Ireland, France and Russia who explore what has been described as the “subversive potential of the carnivalized feminine principle” to disrupt art history’s long held ideas about originality, creativity and genius.

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New Art from Cuba
Utopian Territories

An important group exhibition of contemporary Cuban art. 23 artists comment on the richness, paradoxes and contradictions of Cuban life, politics and culture at a time when Cuba is at a crossroads in its history.

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Mina Totino

A Vancouver artist whose canvases explore the demonic and libidinal energies of decoration and ornament, drawing connections between Dutch still-life emblems and 1990s tattoos and body piercing.

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The Books of Edward Ruscha

An exhibition of the bookworks of conceptual artist Ed Ruscha, curated by George Wagner.

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Larry Johnson

A hybrid of photography, text, animation, graphic design and painting, Johnson’s works investigate American language by zeroing in on the bizarre epiphanies and cruel despair of a new consciousness created by the totalization of consumer culture.

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1996 Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition

Brynhildur Gudmundsdottir, Joy James Henley, Tessa Lamb, Tim Rattel, Mel Stidolph, and Kelly Wood

The exhibition of the graduating Masters of Fine Arts class is now an annual event at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. It is the occasion where the work of the Department of Fine Arts and Studio Division is presented to the campus and the community.

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Colour Research

An exhibition from material in the Morris/Trasov Archive housed at the Belkin Art Gallery. The colour bar projects involved painting, sculpture, performance, film and conceptual art and included the hand manufacture of two thousand painted wooden colour bars which were used as modules in temporary outdoor works of art.

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Recent Acquisitions

Lawren Harris, Claude Breeze, Emmett Williams, Eric Metcalfe, Attila Richard Lukacs, and Audrey Capel Doray

This first exhibition of the University of British Columbia’s collection in the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery celebrates one year in our new building by acknowledging the gifts of works of art we have received over the last several years.

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Attila Richard Lukacs

The Workers Series, produced between 1989 and 1993, is six paintings distinguished by their large-scale format, parodies of murals in the official social realist style of the former Soviet-bloc.

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