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Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

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University of British Columbia

1825 Main Mall

Vancouver, BC


HOURS: tue-fri 10am-5pm; sat & sun 12-5pm. Free admission.

To Dec 5
Drift: Art and Dark Matter. An invisible matter is having a gravitational effect on everything. Without the gravity of this “dark” matter, galaxies would fly apart. Observational data in astroparticle physics indicate that it exists, but so far dark matter hasn’t been directly detected. Given the contours of such an unknown, artists Nadia Lichtig, Josèfa Ntjam, Anne Riley and Jol Thoms reflect on the “how” and “why” of physics and art as diverse and interrelating practices of knowledge. The works are sensory agents between scientific ideas of dark matter and the exploration of that which has never been directly sensed.

Opening Jan 7
Laiwan: Traces, Erasures, Resists highlights the artist’s attention to the material and symbolic vocabularies of print and lens-based media between 1980 and 2000.


This award-winning gallery is one of BC’s premier showcases for contemporary art. It promotes the discussion of issues in art history, criticism and curating through exhibitions, publications, lectures and symposia.

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