Belkin Art Gallery: Beginning with the Seventies GLUT

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January 12-April 8, 2018


Opening Reception and Discussion
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Readers Respond
Time: 2:00pm
Dates: January 24, February 14, March 14, April 6

Symposium: Groundhog Day Redux
Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Date: Friday, February 2, 2018

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Time: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018



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
collections of the Belkin Art Gallery, Kamloops Art Gallery, SFU Galleries,
Surrey Art Gallery and Vancouver Art Gallery. 

Beginning with the Seventies: GLUT is the first of four exhibitions based
upon the Belkin Art Gallery's research project investigating the 1970s, an era
when social movements of all kinds – feminism, environmentalism, LGBTQ rights,
access to health services and housing – began to coalesce into models of
self-organization that overlapped with the production of art and culture.
Noting the resurgence of art practice involved with social activism and an
increasing interest in the 1970s from younger producers, the Belkin has
connected with diverse archives and activist networks to bring forward these
histories, to commission new works of art and writing and to provide a space
for discussion and debate.

  • Thursday January 11, 2018