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What Is Welcome? exhibition

June 23, 2023 @ 12:00 am - August 13, 2023 @ 12:00 am

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Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm / Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm / Closed holidays and Mondays

What Is Welcome? includes works from the Belkin’s collection and long-term residency that question the art institution’s language, boundaries and potential for change. From performance to works-in-process that effect institutional practices, the artists included operate with, and at the same time counter, the institution to address the what, how and the why of gallery operations.

As galleries and museums strive to make space for new practices and ways of knowing, artists are critical agents in the institution’s evolution. In interrogating institutional cultural systems, the artists included consider sustaining relevance in the material of living ecologies through exchange, labour and stewardship. Collectively, the works ask the question: What is welcome?

Artists include Allyson Clay, Claudia Cuesta, Andrea Fraser, ReMatriate Collective and Holly Schmidt, as well as recent acquisitions of work by Skeena Reece, Kika Thorne and Tania Willard as part of the Belkin’s ongoing commitment to diversification of the collection.