James Lee Byars
Michael de Courcy
Garry Neill Kennedy
N.E. Thing Co.
Irene F. Whittome
Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980
Curated jointly by Grant Arnold, Catherine Crowston, Barbara Fischer, Michèle Thériault with Vincent Bonin, and Jayne Wark.
Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965–1980 is the first major exhibition to focus on the influence and manifestations of Conceptual Art in Canada. As demonstrated by the works in this exhibition, Conceptual Art was taken up in complex and diverse manifestations with its premises enacted, hybridized and inflected by the particular local and geographic needs and interests of individual artists, collectives and art communities. Presenting works by over one-hundred artists from across Canada, Europe and the United States, the exhibition bears witness to the formation of artist-driven exchanges and institutions, as well as social networks in the emergence of this global phenomenon.
Concerned with language, body, place and geography—all constitutive elements and primary interests of Conceptual Art internationally—Traffic is organized around urban and regional centres from Halifax to Vancouver, but seeks to capture the effervescent, and often contentious, lines of traffic between them.
List of Artists by Venue
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Hart House, University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle
Artists in the Montréal exhibition
Tim Clark, Gary Coward, Tom Dean, Jean-Marie Delavalle, Charles Gagnon, Yves Gaucher, Raymond Gervais, John Heward (in collaboration with Alex Neuman), Michèle Lalonde, Suzy Lake, Gunter Nolte, Rober Racine, Françoise Sullivan, David Tomas, Serge Tousignant, Bill Vazan with Ian Wallace, Bill Vazan, Robert Walker, Irene F. Whittome, Joyce Wieland.
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road North
Artists in the Halifax exhibition
Vito Acconci, David Askevold, John Baldessari, Bruce Barber, Wallace Branen, James Lee Byars, Eric Cameron, Ian Carr-Harris, Sylvain Cousineau and Francis Coutelier, Greg Curnoe, Jan Dibbets, Graham Dube, Gerald Ferguson, Michael Fernandes, Dan Graham, John Greer, Hans Haacke, Douglas Huebler, Richards Jarden, Donald Judd, Pat Kelly, Garry Neill Kennedy, Joseph Kosuth, Les Levine, Sol LeWitt, Lee Lozano, Allan MacKay and Lionel Simons, Brian MacNevin, Barry MacPherson, Albert McNamara, Ian Murray, N.E. Thing Co., Denis Oppenheim, Bruce Parsons, Harold Pearse, Yvonne Rainer, Ellison Robertson, Michael Snow, Theodore Wan, Douglas Waterman, Lawrence Weiner, Joyce Wieland, Martha Wilson, Jon Young, Tim Zuck.
Doris McCarthy Gallery
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Artists in the Toronto / London / Guelph exhibitions
Vito Acconci, Robert Bowers, Colin Campbell, Ian Carr-Harris, Robin Collyer, Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge, Stephen Cruise, Greg Curnoe, Robert Fones, General Idea (AA Bronson, Felix Partz, Jorge Zontal ), Noel Harding, Joseph Kosuth, Suzy Lake, Gordon Lebredt, Arnaud Maggs, Robin McKenzie, John McEwen, Ian Murray, Dennis Oppenheim, Andy Patton, Martha Rosler, Tom Sherman, Rebecca Singleton, Michael Snow, Lisa Steele, John Watt, Joyce Wieland.
University of Toronto Art Centre
University College, University of Toronto
15 King’s College Circle
Artists in the Vancouver exhibition
Tom Burrows, Michael de Courcy, Christos Dikeakos, Dean Ellis, Rodney Graham, Image Bank (Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov), Bill Jones, Roy Kiyooka, Robert Kleyn, Glenn Lewis, Ken Lum, Duane Lunden, N.E. Thing Co., Robert Smithson, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Theodore Wan.
Artists in the Prairies exhibition
Marcella Bienvenue, Kenneth Coutts-Smith, Max Dean, Brian Dyson, Jeff Funnell, Hans Haacke, Gordon Lebredt, Don Mabie, N.E. Thing Co., Dennis Oppenheim, Clive Robertson, Jeffrey Spalding, Paul Woodrow
Artists in the Toronto exhibition
Les Levine, Vera Frenkel, General Idea
Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and the Vancouver Art Gallery, in partnership with the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery (Concordia University) and Halifax, INK.
Financially supported by the Museums Assistance program of the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Art.
The exhibition will conclude with the conference Traffic: Conceptualism in Canada which takes place at the University of Toronto from November 25 to 27, 2010. Organized by the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, the conference is made possible through a generous grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Registration opens November 1, 2010.
The exhibition will travel across Canada in 2011-12
Image: N.E. Thing Co., Simulated Photo of the Moon's "Sea of Tranquility" Filled with Water and N.E. Thing Co.'s Sign Placed Beside It, 1969. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery Acquisition Fund.
Friday, September 10, 2010
6:30 pm at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
7:30 pm at the University of Toronto Art Centre
Sunday, September 12, 2010
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Blackwood Gallery
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Doris McCarthy Gallery
Free shuttle bus departs Hart House at 1:00 pm.
For reservations call the Blackwood Gallery at 905.828.3789 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 10th