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TRAFFIC | Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980



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EDMONTON / THE ARCTIC / CALGARY / WINNIPEG


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Artists
[click on an artist's name to go to their individual page]

Marcella Bienvenue
Kenneth Coutts-Smith
Max Dean
Brian Dyson
Jeff Funnell
Hans Haacke
Gordon Lebredt
Don Mabie
N.E. Thing Co.
Dennis Oppenheim
Clive Robertson
Jeffrey Spalding
Paul Woodrow



Works
Additional images are being added as they become available.
[click on a highlighted title to view an image of the work]

Marcella Bienvenue
I Believe in Myself, 1979
DVD of performance documentation
Collection of the artist

Kenneth Coutts-Smith
Artext (RE=RECORD TO...), 1974
ink and graphite on paper; 43.1 x 35.4 cm
Collection of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia. [Gift of Helen K. Wright, 1995]

Kenneth Coutts-Smith
Spatial Poem #9, 1975
ink on paper; 34.5 x 27.9 cm
Collection of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia. [Gift of Helen K. Wright, 1995]

Max Dean
No Crap Option, 1977
Artists book (Copy 1), 9.25 x 7.5 x .5 in.
Courtesy of the Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

Max Dean
No Crap Option, 1977
Artists Book (Copy 2), 9.25 x 7.5 x .5 in.
Courtesy of the Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

Max Dean
Tool/Loot, 1977
lithographic printing plate, proof print, edition 8 of 8
printing plate 20 x 25 in.; paper 19.5 x 25.5 in.; frame 25 x 57 x 3 in.
Courtesy of the Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

Max Dean
You Made It, 1977
plastic tray, water/ice, plexiglas, wood, light fixture edition of 4: 25.5 x 25.5 x 10 in.; ice tray: 7 x 20 2.75 in.
Courtesy of the Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

Brian Dyson
Companies Nameplate, n.d.
etched lithographic plate, self-framed, 9.375 x 8.375 x 0.75 in.
Collection of the artist

Brian Dyson
Remade Ready-made #3, A Periodic Chart of the Atoms, Phase 3. The artist laughs up his sleeve (l'artiste rit dans sa barbe), 1977
mixed media including found objects; size displayed approx. H:39 in. x W: 5 in. framed
Collection of the artist

Brian Dyson
I will not make any more art (after John Baldessari, 1971), 1977
archival inkjet print from scanned image; 24 x 30 in.
Collection of the artist

Jeff Funnell
Sistine Tons, 1980
14 framed colour photographs and video transferred to DVD
Collection of the artist

Hans Haacke
Untitled, 1969, 1969 [Place & Process Exhibition]
Sheet of instructions for Place and Process project, on Edmonton Art Gallery letterhead
Collection of Bill Kirby

Hans Haacke
Untitled, 1969, 1969 [Place & Process Exhibition]
Plastic bottle with sheet of instructions inside
Collection of Bill Kirby

Hans Haacke
Untitled, 1969, 1969 [Place & Process Exhibition]
Page of type script instructions by Hans Haacke on Edmonton Art Gallery letterhead with
  typescript on back explaining that the letter was found by Guy Totman at Fort Saskatchewan
Collection of Bill Kirby

Hans Haacke
Untitled, 1969, 1969 [Place & Process Exhibition]
Letter from Alain Kirili to Hans Haacke Collection of Bill Kirby

Hans Haacke
Untitled, 1969, 1969 [Place & Process Exhibition]
Letter from Hans Haacke to Bill Kirby
Collection of Bill Kirby

Hans Haacke
Untitled, 1969, 1969 [Place & Process Exhibition]
Letter from Bill Kirby to Hans Haacke (carbon copy)
Collection of Bill Kirby

Gordon Lebredt
Get Hold of this Space, 1974 (reconstructed in 2010)
acrylic on wall; 93 x 103 in.
Courtesy of the artist

Gordon Lebredt
What's Behind it All, 1974-1980 [Reconstruction]
2 panels, inkjet on vinyl mounted on aluminum
Courtesy of the artist

Don Mabie
Untitled, 1972-1974
[assorted Chuck Stake Enterprises correspondence art projects , 1972-1974]
collage on paper, pen and ink, marker on paper, photostat copies, colour photographs
Collection of Clive Robertson

N.E. Thing Co.
Nothing Project, 1969 [Place & Process Exhibition]
statement on N.E. Thing Co. letterhead
Collection of Bill Kirby

N.E. Thing Co.
Sixteen Compass Points within the Arctic Circle, 1969
6 silver prints, paper, foil seal, ink, labels, offset lithography on paper; 44 x 44 cm each
Collection of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia. [Gift of Iain Baxter & and Ingrid Baxter, 1995].

N.E. Thing Co.
Circular Walk inside Arctic Circle, Around Inuvik, N.W.T., 1969
silver prints, ink, paper, foil seal, offset lithograph on paper; 44 x 44 cm
Collection of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia. [Gift of Iain Baxter & and Ingrid Baxter, 1996]

N.E. Thing Co.
Lucy Lippard Walking Towards True North, 1969
silver gelatin print, ink, paper, foil seal, offset lithograph, and paint on paper; 37.1 x 45.8 cm
Collection of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia. [Gift of Iain Baxter & and Ingrid Baxter, 1997]

N.E. Thing Co.
Territorial Claim – Urination, 1969
c-prints, ink, labels, offset lithography, paper and foil seal on paper; 44 x 44 cm
Collection of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia. [Gift of Iain Baxter & and Ingrid Baxter, 1998]

Dennis Oppenheim
220 Yard Dash, Condensed, 1969 [Place & Process Exhibition]
two plaster-cast footprints from a larger collection
Collection of the Art Gallery of Alberta Archives, Edmonton

Clive Robertson
A Year Of..f, 1972-1973
2 photo text panels; each panel: 30 x 8.5 in.
Collection of Clive Robertson

Clive Robertson
Family Music, 1972-1973
CD: 30 min.
Collection of Clive Robertson

Clive Robertson
A Conceptographic Reading, 1973
exhibition catalogue
Collection of Clive Robertson

Clive Robertson
w.o.r.k.s.c.o.r.e.p.o.r.t., 1975
book published by Beau Geste Press, UK.
Collection of Clive Robertson

Clive Robertson
Identity Transfer (1972-78), 1972-78
photo text panel (1972-78), 30 x 8.5 in.
Collection of Clive Robertson

Jeffrey Spalding
Magenta/Cyan Blue/Yellow, 1973-1975
acrylic on canvas; 122.5 x 122.5 cm
Collection of the Art Gallery of Alberta [gift of Mr. Leon Liffmann]

Jeffrey Spalding
Diary Painting: One Secret Colour Per Day, 1978
acrylic on canvas; 94.3 x 95 cm
Collection of the Art Gallery of Alberta [gift of Mr. Leon Liffmann]

Paul Woodrow
Rearview Mirror, Cover-Up, and Character Generator, 1970-71
video compilation (on dvd)
Collection of Paul Woodrow

Paul Woodrow
City Signature, 1972
map project (map + photos)
Collection of Paul Woodrow

Paul Woodrow
Bureau of Imaginary Exchange, 1976
poster
Collection of Paul Woodrow

Paul Woodrow
Bureau of Imaginary Exchange, 1976
various documents: photographs, plastic sign, rubber stamps, questionnaire forms
Collection of Paul Woodrow

Paul Woodrow
Imaginair Travel, 1978
photograph/poster
Collection of Paul Woodrow



Ephemera: Place and Process
Edmonton Art Gallery, September 4-28, 1969

Poster: Air Art and Place and Process Exhibitions, Edmonton Art Gallery, 1969
Collection of Bill Kirby

Poster: Place and Process Exhibition, Edmonton Art Gallery, 1969
Collection of Bill Kirby

Mockup for Place and Process Exhibition catalogue, 1969
Collection of Bill Kirby

Original Letter from Alain Kirili to Hans Haacke, 1969
Collection of Bill Kirby

Original Letter from Bill Kirby to Hans Haacke, 1969
Collection of Bill Kirby

Documentary photographs of Place and Process Exhibition, 1969
18 black and white photographs
Collection of Bill Kirby

Place and Process Film, 1969
Robert Fiore and Evander Schley [Great Balls of Fire Inc., New York] colour film transferred to DVD
Collection of the Art Gallery of Alberta Archives, Edmonton

Lucy Lippard. "Art within the Arctic Circle", Hudson Review, p.665-647, 1969
photocopy of original
Collection of Bill Kirby

Willoughby Sharp. "Place and Process", Artforum, , Nov. '69, pp. 46-49, 1969
magazine
Collection of Bill Kirby

"Place and Process", Artscanada, Oct. '69, 1969
photocopy of magazine article
Collection of Bill Kirby

"250 Steps in the name of art", The Edmonton Journal, Sat. Sept 5, 1969
newspaper clipping
Collection of Bill Kirby

Charlotte Townsend. "Running Rings Around the Canvas to Find Nuances of Colour", The Vancouver Sun, 1969
newspaper clipping
Collection of Bill Kirby

Virgil Hammock. "One needs a full stomach to be honest about art", The Edmonton Journal, Sept. 1969
newspaper clipping
Collection of Bill Kirby

Virgil Hammock. "It's quite different: it's avant-garde art", The Edmonton Journal, Sept 5, 1969
newspaper clipping
Collection of Bill Kirby



Other Ephemera

Poster: Air Art Exhibition , 1969
Collection of Bill Kirby

Air Art Catalogue, 1969
Collection of Bill Kirby

Virgil Hammock. "This Art's Nothing by Hot Air, The Edmonton Journal, Aug 22, 1969
newspaper clipping
Collection of Bill Kirby

Virgil Hammock. "Artists invade Arctic Circle, The Edmonton Journal, 1969
newspaper clipping
Collection of Bill Kirby

Charlotte Townsend. "N.E. Thing Goes Across Canada, Sept 25-27, 1969
newspaper clipping
Collection of Bill Kirby

Charity Mewburn. Sixteen Hundred Miles North of Denver [N. E. Thing Co.], Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 1969
Collection of Bill Kirby

Art Gallery of Alberta Newsletters + newspaper articles
Collection of the Art Gallery of Alberta Archives, Edmonton

Centerfold Magazine, Volume 1, 1977
Collection of Clive Robertson

Centerfold Magazine, Volume 2, 1978
Collection of Clive Robertson

Centerfold Magazine, Volume 3, 1979
Collection of Clive Robertson