A trio of exhibits is now on display in the gallery space of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Please see below for more information.
The gallery is located on level two of the Learning Centre, to the left of the circulation desk. For information about the space, please contact Allan Cho at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-827-4366.
Cantonese Music: Where East meets West (until December 5, 2009) – courtesy of UBC’s Asian Library
Westernization has been a major process in Chinese music since the beginning of the 20th century, illustrated by the adoption of Western harmony, counterpoint and performance practices. Western elements have also influenced the design of instruments, introducing new sonorities to traditional texture.
This exhibit includes samples of hammer dulcimers, two-stringed fiddles, three-stringed lutes and a zither, along with scores. It’s believed that Steven Lee, who was an active member in Vancouver’s Chinese community in the 1940s and 1950s, collected these instruments.
For more information on this display, please contact Phoebe Chow at email@example.com or 604-822-2427.
Taiwan Sublime (until December 7)
Taiwan Sublime comprises four series of photographs taken by four Taiwanese photographers who have crisscrossed Taiwan and its smaller sister islands to create a record of its natural and human wonders.
This exhibit, presented by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, features 20 photos by Taiwanese photographers Chen Chih-hsiung, Liu Chen-hsiang, Huang Ting-sheng and Chi Po-lin.
For those interested in Taiwanese literature and culture, UBC is presenting a lecture featuring three Taiwanese authors – Chu T’ien-wen, Liu Ka-shiang and Ko Yu-fen – will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27 at the Learning Centre gallery.
As part of this series, the film A Time To Live, And A Time To Die by Director Hou Hsiao-hsien is scheduled for a 3 p.m. screening on Monday, October 26 in the Fairmount Social Lounge at St. John’s College (2111 Lower Mall). A discussion with screenwriter Chu Tien-wen will be held after the screening.
As Is – by Lincoln Clarkes (until November 7)
As Is, a collection of colour photographs of Vancouver’s distressed Downtown Eastside, is Lincoln Clarkes’s most eclectic series to date, incorporating people, architecture, still life, abstractions and signage.
Clarkes is enrolled at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, where he originally studied painting before switching to photography.