Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980

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 1965-1980is 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, Trafficexamines the particular local and geographic needs and interests enacted by individual artists, collectives and art communities from across the country.

Text: Arnold Grant , Henry Karen. cm 20×25; pp. 176; 175 COL; paperback. Publisher: D&M Publishers, Vancouver, 2012.

ISBN: 9781895442885| 1895442885

ID: 14114

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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 1965-1980is 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, Trafficexamines the particular local and geographic needs and interests enacted by individual artists, collectives and art communities from across the country.

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