October 12, 2010

The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery presents Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965 – 1980

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House at the University of Toronto
General Idea
Light On, 1972
Courtesy of AA Bronson
Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965–1980Traffic

The exhibition includes works by Vito Acconci, David Askevold, John Baldessari, Bruce Barber, Marcella Bienvenue, Robert Bowers, Wallace Brannen, Tom Burrows, James Lee Byars, Eric Cameron, Colin Campbell, Ian Carr-Harris, Tim Clark, Robin Collyer, Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge, Michael de Courcy, Sylvain Cousineau and Francis Coutelier, Kenneth Coutts-Smith, Gary Coward, Stephen Cruise, Greg Curnoe, Max Dean, Tom Dean, Jean-Marie Delavalle, Jan Dibbets, Christos Dikeakos, Graham Dube, Brian Dyson, Dean Ellis, Gerald Ferguson, Michael Fernandes, Robert Fones, Vera Frenkel, Jeff Funnell, Charles Gagnon, Yves Gaucher, General Idea, Raymond Gervais, Dan Graham, Rodney Graham, John Greer, Hans Haacke, Noel Harding, John Heward (with Alex Neuman), Douglas Huebler, Image Bank (Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov), Richards Jarden, Bill Jones, Donald Judd, Pat Kelly, Garry Neill Kennedy, Robert Kleyn, Roy Kiyooka, Joseph Kosuth, Suzy Lake, Michele Lalonde, Gordon Lebredt, Les Levine, Glenn Lewis, Sol LeWitt, Lee Lozano, Ken Lum, Duane Lunden, Don Mabie, Allan MacKay and Lionel Simons, Albert McNamara, Brian MacNevin, Barry MacPherson, Arnaud Maggs, John McEwen, Robin McKenzie, Ian Murray, N.E. Thing Co., Gunter Nolte, Dennis Oppenheim, Harold Pearse, Bruce Parsons, Andy Patton, Rober Racine, Yvonne Rainer, Clive Robertson, Ellison Robertson, Martha Rosler, Tom Sherman, Rebecca Singleton, Robert Smithson, Michael Snow, Jeffrey Spalding, Lisa Steele, Françoise Sullivan, David Tomas, Serge Tousignant, Bill Vazan, Robert Walker, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Theodore Wan, Douglas Waterman, John Watt, Lawrence Weiner, Joyce Wieland, Martha Wilson, Irene F. Whittome, Paul Woodrow, Jon Young, Tim Zuck

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.

Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965–1980 is curated jointly by Grant Arnold, Catherine Crowston, Barbara Fischer, Michèle Thériault with Vincent Bonin, and Jayne Wark.

The exhibition is 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. It is presented in Toronto in collaboration with the Blackwood Gallery, Doris McCarthy Gallery and University of Toronto Art Centre. The exhibition travels across Canada in 2011 and 2012.

Financially supported by the Museums Assistance program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Hart House, University of Toronto
7 Hart House Circle

University of Toronto Art Centre
University College, University of Toronto
15 King’s College Circle

Blackwood Gallery
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road North

Doris McCarthy Gallery
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail

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