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    Luis Jacob, A Dance for Those of Us Whose Hearts Have Turned to Ice, Based on the Choreography of Françoise Sullivan and the Sculpture of Barbara
    Hepworth
    , 2007. Still from video installation.

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    Luis Jacob, A Dance for Those of Us Whose Hearts Have Turned to Ice, Based on the Choreography of Françoise Sullivan and the Sculpture of Barbara
    Hepworth
    , 2007. Still from video installation.

Luis Jacob

A Dance for Those of Us Whose Hearts Have Turned to Ice, and Other Works

26 October – 2 December, 2007

Opening reception Thursday October 25, 8 to 10 pm

Artist Talk Thursday October 25, 7pm
UBC Frederic Lasserre Building, 6333 Memorial Road
(adjacent to the Belkin Gallery), room 104

Guest Lecture Friday November 2, 1 pm
Queer Art / Queer Anarchy, Dr. Allan Antliff, University of Victoria
UBC Buchanan Building; Block A, 1866 Main Mall, room 104

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by Toronto artist Luis Jacob. This exhibition features the Vancouver premiere of work from a new series of video installations, A Dance for Those of Us Whose Hearts Have Turned to Ice…, that Jacob produced for Documenta 12 which took place in Kassel, Germany from June to September 2007. His work received a positive critical response.

Jacob’s work explores the relationship between sculpture and dance, and takes its inspiration from two seemingly disparate art historical sources—the sculpture of British artist Barbara Hepworth, and the choreography of Quebecois artist Françoise Sullivan. Sullivan’s performance of Danse dans la neige in 1948 was a seminal event in the history of modern dance in Canada. A Dance for Those of Us Whose Hearts Have Turned to Ice… pays homage to this legendary work of modern Canadian art.

Also included in the exhibition is Album III, a work that consists of hundreds of photographic images collected from a variety of books, magazines, and other publications. These images are montaged together within plastic-laminate panels to form an “image bank” that creates a visual narrative through processes of association and visual puns. Album III was published as an artist-book by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne.

The exhibition will also feature new work especially produced for Jacob’s exhibition in Vancouver.

Luis Jacob is an artist, curator, writer and educator. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions across Canada at the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Articule (Montreal), Artspace Gallery (Peterborough, Ontario), AKA Gallery (Saskatoon), The New Gallery (Calgary)—and internationally at Documenta 12 (Kassel, Germany), Het Wilde Weten (Rotterdam), Longwood Art Center (Bronx), New Langton Arts (San Francisco), Gallery Hippolyte (Helsinki), among others.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of The Canada Council for the Arts.

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at jana.tyner@ubc.ca,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689