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Traffic | Conceptualism in Canada

University of Toronto, November 26-28, 2010

Organized by the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, the first major conference on the history and legacy of Conceptual Art in Canada brought together artists, writers, critics, art historians, and students concerned with the manifestations of conceptualism in the history of contemporary art in Canada. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980, at the University of Toronto Galleries, the conference took as its starting point the notion that conceptualism was (and continues to be) a global phenomenon. Within such a larger context, the conference sought to develop a greater understanding of the specificity of local manifestations in artistic centres in Canada and of the exchanges amongst these and their international counterparts.

An edited selection of conference papers will be published by PUBLIC in 2012.

Funding for the conference was provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Hal Jackman Foundation.

Conference Programme [pdf]

Conference Organizer:
Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Barbara Fischer, Executive Director/Chief Curator

Rebecca Gimmi, Program Coordinator

Curatorial Assistant:
Christopher Regimbal

Adam Welch
Heather Diack

Editorial Assistant:
Gina Badger

Young Canada Works/Curatorial Assistant:
David Court (2009)
Meghan Bissonnette (2010)
Michelle Johnson (2010)

Work-Study Students:
Denise Ryner, Emily Smit Dicks, Heather Read, Alysha Whyte, Yuliya Kalinichenko, Kristie Macdonald, Leila Timmins, Loanna Heidinger, Klara Kovar, Vineetha Sivathasan, Alana Lemprich, Alexandra Hong, Stephanie Azzarello

Salma Saad, Daisy, Poorvi Sultania, Kelsey Miner, Renée Van der Avoird, Wendy Zhang, Jolene Mckillop, Ran Zhao, Tania Maldonado, Lizbeth Guzman-Javalera, Laura Santi, Anne Rucchetto

For more information contact: Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto