CONTINENTAL DRIFT: Conceptual Art in Canada: The 1960s and 70s. Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany. Part I: April 19.-June 23; Part II: June 28-August 9, 2013. CONTINENTAL DRIFT is devoted to a significant and hitherto underrepresented period in Canadian art. Involving a broad spectrum of materials and media, the exhibition sheds light on some of the most unique characteristics of Canadian conceptual art—especially the role of artists’ collectives and the network of artist-run centers, but also the development of new artistic mediums and the influence of Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan. The exhibition accentuates a diversity of local vantage points in the ongoing project of revisiting the history of conceptual art globally. More info
Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965 – 1980. Curated by Grant Arnold, Catherine Crowston, Barbara Fischer, Michèle Thériault with Vincent Bonin, and Jayne Wark. Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada c. 1965-1980 is the first major account of the development of Conceptual Art in Canada from the mid 1960s to the early 1980s. By far one of the most important and long-lasting art movements of the 20th Century, Conceptual Art originated within the social and political turmoil of the 1960s – from feminism and gay liberation to anti-racism and anti-war movements – and presented a profound challenge to the institution of art. More info
Art Gallery of Alberta
June 25 – September 25, 2011
Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery
January 13 – February 25, 2012 — Toronto and Montreal sections
March 16 – April 28, 2012 — Vancouver, Central, and Halifax sections
Vancouver Art Gallery
September 29, 2012 – January 20, 2013
Vancouver, British Columbia
The New AGO: Frank Gehry’s Redesign. Selections from the permanent collection, reopened November 13, 2008. More info
Bill Jones: Suzy Lake as Patty Hearst. November 21 – December 20, 2008 Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, ONT More info
Bill Jones and Ken Schles working on the installation of Mirrored Room at Art City, East Village Ca 1985.
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