Do you need a bit of a study break? Why not check out the To refuse/To wait/To sleep and M&A Opening Reception and Symposium at Belkin Art Gallery. This exhibition investigates belief and prediction in economic models, precarious labour and illicit and marginalized markets. Speculative and experimental, this work of various artists tests models, forecasts futures and examines histories of exchange and the limits of productivity. In the context of knowledge-based economies, student debt and the outsourcing of intellectual labour, the exhibition aims to draw forth dialogues about how we imagine individual and collective futures in the “new normal.”
The Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, January 12, 6-9 pm. The Symposium takes place on Friday, January 13 from 3 to 9 pm at the UBC Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies and will include artists Melanie Gilligan, Gabrielle Hill, Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens, Marianne Nicolson and international curator and author Maria Lind. The Symposium is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required: firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more, take a look at http://belkin.ubc.ca/events/to-refuse-symposium.