Douglas & McIntyre
Traffic

Book details:

September 2012
ISBN 978-1-89544-288-5
Hardcover
8" x 10"
176 pages
175 colour illustrations
Art / Conceptual ART008000
$55.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Co-published with Vancouver Art Gallery

Traffic

Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980

The first book to look extensively at conceptualism in Canada, published to accompany a touring exhibition.


The first book to look extensively at conceptualism in Canada, published to accompany a touring exhibition.

The most transformative art movement of the late 20th century, conceptual art became a global phenomenon long before it was popularized by a new generation of artists and institutions in the early 21st century. Its various manifestations in Canada, however, have remained a limited concern?a whispered art history circulated among artists and writers primarily in alternative publications and artist-run centres.

Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980 is the first publication and exhibition to track the complex, rigorous and diverse manifestations of conceptual art in the country. Presenting work by more than 90 artists in a beautifully produced package, Traffic examines the particular local and geographic needs and interests enacted by individual artists, collectives and art communities from across the country.

The book includes essays by six curators, a conversation with an international group of scholars, an annotated chronology and many reproductions of conceptual artworks produced in Canada.

Round table participants: Blair French, Lucy Lippard, Chantal Pontbriand, Mari Carmen Ramirez, Charlotte Townsend-Gault, and moderator Jeff Khonsary

Annotated chronology by Grant Arnold/ Vincent Bonin

Co-published by the Art Gallery of Alberta, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (Hart House, University of Toronto), Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery (Concordia University), Halifax INK, and the Vancouver Art Gallery

EXHIBITION DATES
September 11 - November 28, 2010, Toronto
March 18 - May 8, 2011, Halifax
June 25 - September 18, 2011, Edmonton
January - April 2012, Montreal
September 22, 2012 to January 6, 2013, Vancouver

About the Authors

Ken Lum

Ken Lum

Grant Arnold

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