Get Hold of This Space — La carte de l’art conceptuel au Canada — 2ème partie
Get Hold of This Space
La carte de l’art conceptuel au Canada — 2ème partie
Past: May 20 → September 5, 2014
Major exhibition on conceptual art as it developed in Canada, from the East Coast to West Coast but also in the Arctic Circle, between 1960 and 1980, Get Hold of This Space is a fresh new look at the diversity of contemporary art in Canada as well as at the various centres and out-of-the-way places where it was made. Canadian conceptual art tackled many issues linked to geography, politics, the body, language, institutions and the definition of art itself.
The second part of the exhibition now explores the political, cultural and social dimensions of the geographical distance specific to Canada. We see how artists were led to explore new forms of communication and transmission in order to expand beyond provincial and international borders, prefiguring the connectivity and current proliferation of globalized networks.
Subtitled “Landscape, Site, Geography”, this part includes works and archival documents by artists such as David Askevold, Melvin Charney, Greg Curnoe, General Idea, Rodney Graham, Ken Lum, N.E. Thing Co. (Iain Baxter, Ingrid Baxter), Dennis Oppenheim, Michael Snow, Françoise Sullivan, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Paul Woodrow.
Event Saturday, May 17, 2014 6 PM → 2 AM
Ouverture exceptionnelle de l’exposition pour la Nuit Européenne des musées 2014
Opening Saturday, May 17, 2014 6 PM → 8:30 PM