Symposium with Esther Shalev-Gerz, Catherine Soussloff and Ian Wallace

Symposium runs 1:30 – 5:30 PM

Please join us on Saturday, 12 January, 1:30-5:50 pm, for a symposium at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Benjaminian Themes in the Work of Esther Shalev-Gerz, including an artist’s talk by Esther Shalev-Gerz, and lectures by Ian Wallace, renowned Vancouver artist, andCatherine Soussloff, Professor of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, UBC.

In January 2013 the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery will present a major exhibition devoted to the work of the French artist, Esther Shalev-Gerz. It offers a retrospective view of the artist’s work through her slide projections, photographs, video installations and documentation of works in public space. This retrospective emphasizes multiple correlations between the artist’s works, suggesting simultaneously the persistence of her investigations and new readings that may arise from their encounter in the exhibition space. Questions of places and landscapes, questions of memorial traces contained in objects or stories, questions of portraits structured by words and silence are explored in multiple ways throughout the show.

photo: Esther Shalev-Gerz