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eXponential Future

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Vancouver BC – Jan 18-Apr 27, 2008

Althea Thauberger - Zivildienst entspricht nicht Kunstprojekt (Social Service does not equal Art Project)

Althea Thauberger, Zivildienst entspricht nicht Kunstprojekt (Social Service does not equal Art Project) (2006), collaborative video, production still [Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Jan 18-Apr 27]


eXponential Future features the artwork of eight Vancouver artists: Tim Lee, Alex Morrison, Isabelle Pauwels, Kevin Schmidt, Mark Soo, Corin Sworn, Althea Thauberger and Elizabeth Zvonar. Selected by curators Juan Galtán and Scott Watson, the artists work in different media and present a wide range of issues. They are described as giving an overview of “the new artistic thinking of our time and place.”

Many of the artists included in eXponential Future are lens-based, and all are highly critical. Photographer Alex Morrison states, “It's just a snapshot of what we think is important in Vancouver right now.”

Elizabeth Zvonar - Pelly’s Mission 2982

Elizabeth Zvonar, Pelly’s Mission 2982 (2006) digital lightjet print [Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Jan 18-Apr 27] Courtesy of the artist


Scott Watson describes the show as "an ongoing engagement with larger ideas about the future, nature, technology, and communication"; that is, works that address the complexities of urban life at the beginning of the 21st century. None of the work has been shown in Vancouver before and much of it is being made for the Belkin Gallery exhibition. The artists were chosen for their potentially-important careers, which the curators believe will develop exponentially in the future.

An illustrated catalogue with essays by Juan Galtán, Monika Szewczyk and Scott Watson will accompany the exhibition. The show is sponsored by The Audain Foundation and co-presented by the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad, with support from The Canada Council for the Arts.

www.belkin.ubc.ca

Mia Johnson


Kevin Schmidt [Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Jan 18-Apr 27]

 Fri, Feb 8, 2008