Category Archives: Speaking

Compulsive Browse

“You look at this, you look at that.”

The Compulsive Browse Colloquium | Curator: Dr. Rebecca Duclos
Concordia University, Montréal, February 18-20, 2011

As a contribution to the colloquium conversation, a reading of a research trip to Vancouver, in search of a collection of underground magazines at Simon Fraser University, was performed. Printmaker Étienne Tremblay-Tardiff, played the part of Vancouver.

Traffic : Conceptualism in Canada

International Conference at the University of Toronto
Presented by the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery | 26-28 November 2010

Abstract: Constellation and Correspondences : Networking Between Artists, 1970-1980

Independent publishing by artists paralleled experimentation in electronic media, such as video, from 1970 to 1980. Artistic practices became increasingly ephemeral and performative, as they were no longer tied to a physical place a key concern was distribution through alternative networks. Printed matter served as a means for information transmission between artists and could be considered a significant contributor to the early development of parallel galleries in Canada. In his mythic narrative, AA Bronson refers to publishing as the “connective tissue” in the emerging trans-Canada art scene. Documents (correspondence, newsletters, magazines, artists’ books and other ephemera) were the platform for the communication of art, ideas and affinities across the geography of the country and beyond national borders. What drew together this constellation of disparate elements that correspond through space and time? Continue reading