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La carte de l’art conceptuel au Canada - Part 2

Centre Culturel Canadien (Invalides)
May 20th, 2014 - September 05th, 2014

Snow Venetian Blind2
Michael Snow, Venetian Blind, 1970
Vue de Island, Robert Kleyn
5. Get Hold Of This Space, La carte de l'art conceptuel au Canada, Part.2
Vue de Island, Robert Kleyn, 1972, Coll. Vancouver Art Gallery © OpenUp Studio
Vidéo de l'exposition Get Hold of this Space, partie 2 - Video Vincent Royer OpenUp Studio /Centre culturel canadien
Get Hold part 2
Interview de AA Bronson dans le cadre de l'exposition Get Hold of this Space, partie 2 - Video Vincent Royer OpenUp Studio /Centre culturel canadien

Open for the European Night of the Museums, Saturday, May 17, 6 a.m.–2 a.m.

A major exhibition on the conceptual art that developed in Canada, from the eastern tip to the western tip via the Arctic Circle, between 1960 and 1980, “Get Hold of This Space” is a fresh new look at the diversity of contemporary art in Canada as well as at the various centres and out-of-the-way places where it was made.

This second part of the exhibition explores the political, cultural and social dimensions of the geographical distance specific to Canada. The artists were led to explore new forms of communication and transmission in order to go beyond the internal borders of the country, prefiguring the connectivity and current proliferation of globalized networks.

This exhibition includes the works and archival documents of David Askevold, Wallace Brannen, Daniel Buren, Melvin Charney, Greg Curnoe, Jean-Marie Delavalle, Christos Dikeakos, Dean Ellis, John Greer, General Idea, Rodney Graham, Image Bank, Carole Itter, Richards Jarden, Bill Jones, Robert Kleyn, Gordon Lebredt, Glenn Lewis, Ken Lum, Allan Harding MacKay, Ian Murray, N.E Thing Co., Dennis Oppenheim, Harold Pearse, Michael Snow, Françoise Sullivan, Bill Vazan, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, Theodore Wan, Paul Woodrow, and Tim Zuck.

In partnership with Art Press and Connaissance des arts

Free admission

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Centre Culturel Canadien (Invalides)
5, rue de Constantine, Paris

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