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Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
The University of British Columbia, 1825 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2
SITES OF ASSEMBLY: June 23-August 13, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, June 29, 6-9 pm
Exhibit tour with Lorna Brown, Gabrielle Moser and Cheyanne Turions: Thursday, June 29, 7 pm
Outdoor art tour to James Hart's Reconciliation Pole: Thursday, June 29, 8 pm
Weekend tours: Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm
Join us for the opening reception of Sites of Assembly. Co-curators Lorna Brown and Gabrielle Moser together with Cheyanne Turions will lead a tour of the exhibition beginning at 7 pm. At 8 pm, join us on a tour to James Hart's Reconciliation Pole on the UBC campus.
Sites of Assembly 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.
The photograph – as an encounter between the photographer and the photographed – offers a way to re-read the past as unfinished, in flux and not yet normative, and to imagine a future that might produce a different set of relations between social subjects.
A publication will accompany the exhibition with writing by Gabrielle Moser and Lorna Brown.
The Belkin Art Gallery’s exhibitions and publications are made possible with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council and our Belkin Curator’s Forum members. We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Morris and Helen Belkin Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance Program and the individuals who donate works of art to our collection. New initiatives to animate the Outdoor Art Collection are made possible with the support of the BC | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada Fund. We are grateful to John O’Brian and Marcia Crosby for their generous loan of works from their collections.