May 23, 2014 - Canadian Cultural Centre - Get Hold of This Space Part 2
May 23, 2014

Get Hold of This Space Part 2

Michael Snow, Venetian Blind, 1970. Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa.

Get Hold of This Space
A Geography of Conceptual Art in Canada: Part 2

May 20–September 5, 2014

Canadian Cultural Centre
5 rue de Constantine 
75007 Paris
Hours: Monday–Friday 10am–6pm
Free admission

T+ 33 1 44 43 21 90

Coordinating curator: Barbara Fischer
Associate curator: Catherine Bédard

The Canadian Cultural Centre presents, in two successive parts, a 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. Comprising works and archival documents from major museums, artists’ personal archives and private collections, this exhibition 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.

The second part of the exhibition 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, Wallace Brannen, Daniel Buren, Melvin Charney, Greg Curnoe, Jean-Marie Delavalle, Christos Dikeakos, Dean Ellis, John Greer, General Idea (AA Bronson, Felix Partz, Jorge Zontal), Rodney Graham, Image Bank (Michael Morris, Vincent Trasov), Carole Itter, Richards Jarden, Robert Kleyn, Gordon Lebredt, Glenn Lewis, Ken Lum, Allan Harding MacKay, Ian Murray, N.E. Thing Co. (Iain Baxter, Ingrid Baxter), Dennis Oppenheim, Harold Pearse, Michael Snow, Françoise Sullivan, Bill Vazan, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Theodore Wan, Paul Woodrow, and Tim Zuck.

The exhibition was conceived by Barbara Fischer (Director, Justina Barnicke Gallery/University of Toronto), Grant Arnold (Curator, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver), Vincent Bonin (independent curator, Montreal), Catherine Crowston (Director, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton), Michèle Thériault (Director, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal) and Jayne Wark (Professor, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax).

This exhibition has benefited from the support of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery/University of Toronto, the Badischer Kunstverein (Karlsruhe), the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Media contact: Jean Baptiste Le Bescam
jean-baptiste.lebescam [​at​] / T +33 (0)1 44 43 21 48 

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