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TRAFFIC | Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980



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Artists / artistes
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Tim Clark
Gary Coward
Tom Dean
Jean-Marie Delavalle
Charles Gagnon
Yves Gaucher
Raymond Gervais
John Heward [in collaboration with Alex Neuman]
Michèle Lalonde
Suzy Lake
Gunther Nolte
Rober Racine
Françoise Sullivan
David Tomas
Serge Tousignant
Bill Vazan with Ian Wallace
Bill Vazan
Robert Walker
Irene F. Whittome
Joyce Wieland



Works / œuvres
Additional images are being added as they become available.
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Tim Clark
A Reading of "On Obedience and Discipline" from the Imitiation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis, 1979
Performance for video, sound; 3:03
Courtesy Tim Clark, Montréal

Tim Clark
Limits in Art, 1979
Booklet accompanying the installation Some Thoughts on the Question of Limits in Art, 1979
facsimile
Courtesy Tim Clark, Montréal

Gary Coward
45° 30' North 73° 36' West + Inventory, 1971
164 cards in plastic bag, as well as facsimiles; 10.8 x 13.3 cm
Collection of Jean-Marie Delavalle

Tom Dean
Two Locations, 1971
16 leaflets in an envelope; 27 x 12 cm
Courtesy of Artexte, Montréal

Tom Dean
Easy Cheap, 1971
Artist notebook in folder, 63 pages; variable
Collection of Jean-Marie Delavalle

Jean-Marie Delavalle
Une demi heure, 1973
33 rpm vinyl record and sleeve, [audio transferred to CD]; 60 min
Collection of Jean-Marie Delavalle

Jean-Marie Delavalle
Projecteur projete, 1974
slide projector, slides, [audio transferred to CD]
Collection of Jean-Marie Delavalle

Charles Gagnon
Le son d'un espace/ The Sound of Space, 1968
16 mm film transferred to DVD, b&w, silent; 27.00 min
Coutesy of the Estate of Charles Gagnon

Yves Gaucher
Transition, 1967
8 offset lithographs on paper; edition of 10; each: 44.5 x 58.5 cm
Private Collection, Montréal

Raymond Gervais
12 + 1=, 1976
statement (5 pages), list of music and composers, poster of event, laminated artist description of the piece
Collection of Raymond Gervais

John Heward (in collaboration with Alex Neumann - photographer)
Sans titre (Performance pour l'appareil photo)/Untitled (Performance for the camera), 1976
black & white photograph; 67.3 x 86.7 cm
John Heward

John Heward (in collaboration with Alex Neumann - photographer)
Sans titre (Performance pour l'appareil photo)/Untitled (Performance for the camera), 1976
black & white photograph; 35.8 x 27.8 cm
John Heward

Jean-Claude Labrecque, Michele Lalonde, Jean-Pierre Masse
La nuit de la poésie, 27 mars 1970, [Excerpt of Michèle Lalonde reciting her poem Speak White (4 min.)], 1970
16 mm feature film (transferred to video); full length: 111 min. 18 sec. (excerpt shown)
National Film Board

Suzy Lake
A One Hour (Zero) Conversation with Allan B. , 1973
photomontage, gelatin silver print, felt pen. (An assemblage of 30 individual b/w photos (5x6 in.) depicting the artist in duration of a conversation); 63.5 x 105.8 cm overall
Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. William F. Campbell

Suzy Lake
Suzy Lake as Gary William Smith, 1974
10 mounted, fibre-based silver gelatin photographs
Collection of the Artist

Suzy Lake
Box Concert, 1974
video; 5 min.
Courtesy of the artist and V tape, Toronto

Suzy Lake
Choreographies of the Dotted Line
Video; 13 min.
Courtesy of the artist and V tape, Toronto

Suzy Lake
The Natural Way to Draw, 1975
Video transferred to DVD; 14 min.
Courtesy of the artist and V tape, Toronto

Gunter Nolte
Intervention, 1973
b/w photos of installation, Vehicule
Jean-Marie Delavalle

Gunter Nolte
Gestures (tirée de l'album «Workshop», 1975-1976), 1975
Serigraph and pencil on paper, 5/35; 50.8 x 66.5 cm
Collection Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

Rober Racine
Vexations no. 565 Annotated score, 1978
Documentation of performance of E. Satie's Vexation at Véhicule Art (Montreal), 7 DVDs at 2hrs each, photos of performance, video on 7 DVDs; 13:00
Rober Racine, Montréal

Rober Racine
Vexations no. 565 Annotated Score, 1978
ink on paper; 26 x 43 cm
Collection of the Artist

Françoise Sullivan
La promenade entre le Musée d'art contemporain et le Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, 1970
32 framed photographs; dimensions variable
Musée des beaux-art de Montréal

David Tomas
1000 Seconds: Five Permutations on the Theme of the Last 200 Seconds Before 7:30 am, July 1916, The First Battle of the Somme, 1974
Super 8 film (transferred to video), silent, 15:46, approx. 16 minutes
David Tomas, Montréal

David Tomas
Works on the History of Physics, 1975-76
Handwritten text on paper in plastic sleeves
David Tomas, Montréal

Serge Tousignant
Ruban gomme sur coin d'atelier - Neuf points de vision, 1973
photostat; 63 x 77 cm
Serge Tousignant

Bill Vazan
Canada in Parentheses, 13 August 1969 (printed 1999)
5 azo dye prints (llfochrome) and one colour photocopy installation; 131.8 x 253.6 cm
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Gift of the artist, Montréal, 2005

Bill Vazan
World Line, 1969-71
Book, 108 pages
Collection of Bill Vazan

Bill Vazan
Canada Line, 1970
Map of Canada with 32 silver gelatine prints fixed on map
Collection of Bill Vazan

Bill Vazan, with Ian Wallace
Lifeline, 1970-72
Postcards (hundreds, but less than 1000), in binders
Collection of Bill Vazan

Bill Vazan
Contacts, 1971-1973
Book, 108 pages
Collection of Bill Vazan

Robert Walker
Is Politics Art? , 1975
15 photographs; each: 51 x 51 cm
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

Irene F. Whittome
Element: The White Museum / Le musée blanc, 1975
5 printed sheets; 8.5 x 11" each
Courtesy Irene F. Whittome, Montréal

Joyce Wieland
Pierre Vallières, 1972
16 mm film transferred to video
Cinémathèque québécoise, Montréal



Ephemera

Parti pris magazine, vol. 2 no. 3, 1964 (December)
Private Collection

Parti pris magazine, vol. 3 no. 6, 1966 (January)
Private Collection

Médiart magazine, Vol. 1, no. 2 (Oct. 1971), 1971
Magazine
Courtesy of Artexte, Montréal, Gift of Normand Thériault

Médiart magazine, Vol. 1, no. 6, 1972
Collection of Jean-Marie Delavalle

Médiart magazine, Vol. 1, no. 10, Oct. 1972
Collection of Jean-Marie Delavalle

Beaux-Arts magazine, Spring 1972
Collection of Jean-Marie Delavalle
Beaux-Arts magazine, Summer 1972
Collection of Jean-Marie Delavalle

Beaux-Arts magazine (Special Pornography issue), 1973
Collection of Jean-Marie Delavalle

Québec Underground 1962-1972, 1973
catalogue of the exhibition held at Casa Loma, Montreal
3 Book Set
Private Collection, Montréal

Photographies 45° 30'N- 73° 36' W + Vehicule 1971, 1973-74
9 Black and white photographs
Collection of Bill Vazan, Montréal

Camerart, 1974
Catalogue de l'exposition a la Galerie Optica
Collection of Jean-Marie Delavalle

Périphéries, 1974
catalogue of the exhibition at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, 1974
Jean-Marie Delavalle, Montréal

Main mise magazine, no. 42, 1974 (December)
Private Collection, Montréal

TILT Magazine, Dec-74
Jean-Marie Delavalle, Montréal

Parachute magazine, Issue 1, Oct - Dec 1975
Collection of Chantal Pontbriand

Parachute magazine, Issue 2, Jan-March 1976
Collection of Chantal Pontbriand

Parachute magazine, Issue 3, April - June 1976
Collection of Chantal Pontbriand

Parachute magazine, Issue 4, Fall 1976
Collection of Chantal Pontbriand

Parachute magazine, Issue 5, Winter 1976
Collection of Chantal Pontbriand

Québec 75 / Arts, 1976
Catalogue of the exhibition (Arts section) held at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal under the auspices of L'Institut d'art contemporain
Jean-Marie Delavalle, Montreal

Québec 75, 1978
(Video of public discussion during the exhibition Québec 75)
video, black and white, sound; 50 min.
Videographe

03 23 03, Premières rencontres internationales d'art contemporain
Publication documenting the event held in March 1977, which included conferences, performances; discussions with artists; and an exhibition of artist projects
Courtesy the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal