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13 Oct 2023–13 Jan 2024
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05 December–16 January 2010
Curated by: Paul Kajander (Guest Curator), Jonathan Middleton (Director Curator)
Michael Jones, Tolerance Time, exhibition at Or Gallery, 2009.
A project of the Helen Pitt Gallery
Michael Jones’ new installation consists of a short, narrative 16mm film projection in which the artist is cast as Police officer. Set in the Vancouver Multicultural Society’s administrative offices, Jones’ character is seen responding to a disturbance call. As he inspects the premises, the objects, artworks and publicity material associated with officially sanctioned notions of Canadian multiculturalism become the focus of his investigation. Presented alongside a series of posters and sculptures drawn from and responding to the Multicultural Society’s archives, Jones’ new work explores the complex relationship between image, otherness, authority and security.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Michael James Jones was born in Canada in 1980. From 1999-2003 he attended the Alberta College of Art and Design, obtaining a B.F.A in Media Arts and Digital Technologies. He later received an M.F.A in Fine Art Media from the Slade School of Fine Art, in London, U.K. He currently works in Vancouver.