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Lecture 6

Lecture 6

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FAH354H1
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FAH354  –  Lecture  6 Conceptual  art  and  Mapping • Bill  Vazan,  Runway  05  Arrivals  (2003) -­‐2003  –  very  recent  –  conceptualism  s▯ll  exists -­‐departures  and  arrivals  of  planes  in  England • Vazan,  Visual  Sphere,  Double  Sphere  (1975) -­‐important  Canadian  conceptual  ar▯st -­‐arranged  photos  on  wall  in  spiral  form • NETCO,  North  American  telexed  triangle  (1969) -­‐Instantaneous  informa▯on  exchanges  set  up  by  NETCO -­‐they  are  sent  by  telex -­‐is  the  art  the  informa▯on  sheet?  The  message  that  was  sent? -­‐telex  was  sent  on  copper  wire  (like  today’s  telephone  lines) -­‐tracing  out  a  physical  network -­‐focus  on  concept  >  execu▯on  (idea>material) • *read  chapter  16  for  this  week • Huge  interest  in  mapping,  communica▯on,  new  technology -­‐uniquely/typically  Canadian • Media  was  big  in  Canada • Baxter  si▯ng  at  Telex  Machine  (1968) • Rela▯onships  between  post-­‐modernism  and  conceptual  art -­‐GI  and  NETCO  try  to  figure  this  out AA  Bronson,  From  Sea  to  Shining  Sea,  The  Power  Plant,  Toronto  (1987) • Surviving  member  of  GI  (s▯ll  part  of  group  at  this  ▯me) • GI  looked  carefully  at  interlocking  components  of  the  local,  regional,  metropolitan,  na▯onal,   interna▯onal,  and  global,  without  pretending  that  one  element  outweighs  the  other • It  is  through  ar▯st-­‐run  centers  that  ar▯sts  themselves  have  had  the  most  impact  on  Canadian  culture   and  have  developed  the  forms  most  unique  to  Canada  –  Bronson • Exhibi▯on  at  “the  power  plant”  in  Toronto • Mercator  projec▯on -­‐distorts  the  poles  –  northern  hemisphere  looks  bigger -­‐makes  Canada  look  twice  as  big  as  US -­‐**Peterson  projec▯on  (look  up  later!) FAH354  –  Lecture  6 • Bronson  chose  this  map  because  it  emphasizes  Canada • Canada  is  bleached  out  on  the  map/faded • Looking  interna▯onally  and  globally  at  networks Greg  Curnoe,  America  (1989) • Not  defined  as  conceptualist  ar▯st -­‐more  like  pop • US  isn’t  even  on  the  map,  it’s  defined  as  Mexico • Chose  unimportant  ci▯es  to  define  in  regions  (Yellowknife,  etc.) • He’s  trying  to  understand  north  America  without  the  US -­‐he  was  very  an▯-­‐American • Poli▯cized  image Peter  Dykhuis,  World  View  (1995)  Japan  (closed/open) • 1995  G7  mee▯ng  in  Halifax • Created  series  of  maps  called  world  views • Hinged  door  gives  you  flag  of  the  country  (Japan  in  this  case)  when  closed,  and  typical  map  that   would  be  seen  by  kids  and  elders  in  THAT  given  country • Japan  is  in  the  center • Concept  is  s▯ll  important  (perhaps  primary)  but  ar▯culated  in  a  different  way General  Idea • File  magazine  page  (1972) -­‐inaugural  issue -­‐“instruc▯ons:  locate  and  draw  from  memory  the  Canadian/American  border” -­‐part  of  ‘borderline  research’ -­‐not  just  about  drawing  the  border,  but  about  ‘being’  border  lined -­‐most  people  know  approximately  where  it  is • There  are  places  where  the  border  is  actually  marked,  physically -­‐sec▯on  of  the  Montana/BC  border FAH354  –  Lecture  6 • Even  the  border  itself  tends  to  shi▯   • Sense  of  marking  –  dis▯nc▯on  between  Canada  and  US,  which  is  very  important  in  the  art  world   during  this  ▯me • Geopoli▯cal  issues  always  trump  ar▯st  issues FILE  Magazine • In  1974  GI  founded  Art  Metropole,  an  organiza▯on  devoted  to  collec▯ng,  publishing  and  distribu▯ng   ar▯sts’  books,  mul▯ples,  audio  and  video • 1972  inaugural  issue:  “Victor  Trasov  as  Vancouver’s  mayoral  candidate,  Mr.  Peanut,  looking   remarkably  composed  a▯er  falling  off  the  ferry  in  awe  at  the  Toronto  skyline  (or  so  the  story  goes).” • Ideas  of  image  /art  as  infiltra▯on -­‐infiltra▯ng  different  systems,  using  mail  art,  making  it  larger  and  more  official  by  pu▯ng  all  the  mail   into  a  magazine • Circula▯on,  communica▯on  becomes  more  and  more  important Glamour  Issue • Finalized    implicit  theory  of  the  New  Wave:  the  culture  of  Blondie  industrial  music,  etc  that   formulated  postmodern  as  a  descrip▯on,  but  lived  it  as  an  ar▯s▯c-­‐cultural  thesis” • It  was  produced  as  an  ar▯st  project  but  veiled  as  a  more  objec▯ve  venue  for  our  ideas • Were  interested  in  LIFE  magazine  because  it  CREATED  news  rather  than  just  report  it • Wanted  to  create  an  illusion  of  an  art  scene,  which  really  didn’t  exist In  response  to  AIDS • They  disguised  themselves  as  doctors • They  referred  to  saying  “doctors  treat  yourselves”  –  pictures  of  them  literally  trea▯ng  each  other • Adopted  persona  of  doctors Red  (Cadmium)  Placebo  (1991) • Tal
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