Moe Kirkpatrick

Moe Kirkpatrick

Culture Senior Staff

Moe Kirkpatrick is a queer, transgender writer from the unfortunate state of Ohio. He writes primarily about art and queer issues, as well as a whole lot of nonfiction. He has been published in Artemis and R.KV.R.Y. Quarterly. Find him occasionally attempting human interaction on Facebook.


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.

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.

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.

It’s a new decade at UBC which means nothing less than a new exhibition at the Hatch gallery. For 2020, we’re starting off with the annual Visual Arts Students’ Association exhibition, called Quick! a last show before I go off my rocker.

This third iteration of Transits and Returns showcases the works of 21 Indigenous artists from around the Pacific, ranging from local First Nations to Alutiiq territory in the north, Māori lands in the south, and the many mainland and island Nations in between. Two prior showings were held in Brisbane and Auckland. The works explore themes of movement, territory, kinship and representation.

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