Canned Foreign is a sparse, but deeply emotional multimedia exhibition by four half-Japanese artists and students, exploring themes of identity, diaspora, queerness and cultural heritage. I say sparse because there are only 6 pieces of art, in total. But emotionally and conceptually? Canned Foreign is huge.
Death is a heavy topic that all of us would rather not think about. So how do we celebrate a day dedicated to remembering violence and death in our community? For many, Trans Day of Remembrance is solemn day. A day to think on the friends and family they have lost, the ways the system has let us down.
However, despite the fragmented display and the lack of context for what the actual project detailed, there are still moments of genuine connection in this exhibit.
Yes, it’s pronounced “Baxter-and.” One word.
After all, who has time to examine a sculpture when you’re just trying to get to class on time? With homework and work and sports and everything else that fills up a student’s life, no one could expect thoughtful contemplation of every sculptural work on UBC’s campus.
That is not what GLOVES OFF is. Neither is it experimental or DIY. GLOVES OFF is an exhibition by artists who are also art technicians. This may sound less interesting, but ultimately, it’s far more meaningful.
Baden is a Victoria-based sculptor whose works primarily focus on kinaesthesia, or the physical, tactile awareness of the body and its motion.
“The first time I saw the UBC Pride Installation, I sat down on a bench and started to cry.”
The last year of Catholic high school, we decided to bypass the rumours and just fuck.
Testosterone is not just oddly humorous, but terrifying and poignant. It commits to exploring power dynamics and undeserved ego, and how these things come from society.