Thought, outside

Nov 12, 2020 — Jan 30, 2021
Field:

Exhibition

Location:

Gallery

Description:

Thought, outside was an exhibition of lens-based artworks produced between the 1970s and 90s by Craig Berggold, Marlene Creates, Kiss & Tell, Roy Kiyooka, Laiwan, Ken Lum, and Melinda Mollineaux. The works engage then-emerging frameworks of multiplicity, plurality and decentering that make the contingent nature of the outside visible. “Outside” is variably expressed as the condition of being out-of-doors, beyond a geographic delineation, without legal recognition or unfamiliar with social custom. It is a position that is sometimes articulated in the negative: by that which is not inside. However, the boundary between the inside and outside is rarely fixed or exclusive; rather, it is relational, durational and transitory. 

Thought, outside was curated by Amy Kazymerchyk, a candidate for the MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her exhibition was presented with support from the Killy Foundation and the Audain Endowment for Curatorial Studies through the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory in collaboration with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia. Her research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 

List of included artworks:

1. Roy Kiyooka, StoneDGloves (1970). 102 x 69 cm, silver gelatin print. Courtesy of Maria Hindmarch.

2. Ken Lum, Entertainment for Surrey (1978). 1:05 min, single-channel video. Courtesy of the artist. Collection of the Surrey Art Gallery.

3. Craig Berggold, A Time to Change (1984). 17.1 x 25.1 cm, b/w 35mm photographs. Courtesy Simon Fraser University Library Special Collections and Rare Books, Canadian Farmworkers Union Fonds.

4. Melinda Mollineaux, Cadboro Bay: Index to an Incomplete History (1998/2020). Variable sizes, gelatin silver print and text. Courtesy of the artist.

5. Laiwan, African Notes Parts 1 & 2 (1982). 15:22 mins, 149 b/w Panatomic-X 35mm slides, 1⁄4 inch reel analogue audio tape transferred to digital. Courtesy of the artist.

6. Roy Kiyooka, StoneDGloves (1970). 23 x 33.5 cm, excerpts from print publication. Courtesy of Coach House Books.

7. Kiss & Tell (Persimmon Blackbridge, Lizard Jones, Susan Stewart), Drawing the Line (1990). 35.4 x 27.6 cm, b/w 35mm photographs. Courtesy Simon Fraser University Library Special Collections and Rare Books, Kiss & Tell Fonds.

8. Marlene Creates, Excerpt #24/25, #22/25, #21/25, #25/25, #23/25 (from Sleeping Places, Newfoundland 1982) (1982). 51 x 61 cm, selenium-toned silver print on photographic paper. Collection of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. Gallery purchase with the assistance of the Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation and financial support from Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance Program, 1997.

9. Photographer unknown 198-., 9 x 13 cm, b/w photograph. Courtesy Simon Fraser University Library Special Collections and Rare Books, Canadian Farmworkers Union Fonds.

Thought, outside (installation view), Western Front (2020). Photograph by Dennis Ha.

Melinda Mollineaux, Cadboro Bay: Index to an Incomplete History (1998/2020). Photograph by Dennis Ha.

Thought, outside (installation view), Western Front (2020). Photograph by Dennis Ha.

Thought, outside (installation view), Western Front (2020). Photograph by Dennis Ha.

Thought, outside (installation view), Western Front (2020). Photograph by Dennis Ha.

Laiwan, African Notes Parts 1 & 2 (1982). Photograph by Dennis Ha.

Thought, outside (installation view), Western Front (2020). Photograph by Dennis Ha.

Kiss & Tell (Persimmon Blackbridge, Lizard Jones, Susan Stewart), Drawing the Line (1990). Photograph by Dennis Ha.

Roy Kiyooka, StoneDGloves, excerpts from print publication (1970). Photograph by Dennis Ha.

Craig Berggold, A Time to Change (1984). Photograph by Dennis Ha.

Ken Lum, Entertainment for Surrey (1978). Photograph by Dennis Ha.

Roy Kiyooka, StoneDGloves, excerpts from print publication (detail) (1970). Photograph by Dennis Ha.

Melinda Mollineaux, Cadboro Bay: Index to an Incomplete History (detail) (1998/2020). Photograph by Dennis Ha.

Craig Berggold, A Time to Change (detail) (1984). Photograph by Dennis Ha.

Image by unknown photographer, 198-. Installation photograph by Dennis Ha.

Thought, outside (installation view), Western Front (2020). Photograph by Dennis Ha.

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