Hail to the Destroyers: Opening Reception

The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is pleased to present Hail to the Destroyers, an exhibition of work by the 2012 graduates of The University of British Columbia’s two-year Master of Fine Arts program: Ali Ahadi, Nelly Cesar, Kevin Day, Yan Luo, Nathan McNinch, and Lux Petrova. 

These six emerging artists explore various themes intersecting the performative persona of the artist, the body in the digital age, aesthetics and violence, and art making that is playfully cynical. Although they do not necessarily share a common agenda, their collective salute to the idea of destruction echoes contemporary anxieties about the potential for artistic practice to maintain social engagement within an increasingly unstable economic and political climate.
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