Toronto : A Play of History (Jeu d'histoire)

Dompierre, Louise and Balkind, Alvin and Carr-Harris, Ian and Johnson, Nancy and Magor, Liz and Massey, John and Snow, Michael and Ferguson, Bruce and Campbell, Colin and Frenkel, Vera and Greyson, John and Steele, Lisa and Tomczak, Kim and Werden, Rodney and Allan, Blaine and Doyle, Judith and Elder, Bruce and Hoffman, Philip and Hoolboom, Mike and Jenkins, Patrick and McLaren, Ross and Mettler, Peter and Porter, John and General Idea. Toronto : A Play of History (Jeu d'histoire). Toronto, Ont.: The Power Plant, 1987.

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Abstract (English)

Conceived as the inaugural show for this new gallery, this thesis/exhibition attempts to draw a representation of Toronto art activity from 1977 to 1987 by focusing on the work of 35 filmmakers, visual artists and video artists. The main catalogue essay, by Dompierre, discusses the historicization of contemporary art resulting from the exhibition process, critical writing and the artworks themselves. Twenty essays by artists enliven the diversity of opinion.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Dompierre, Louise (Curator); Dompierre, Louise (Author); Balkind, Alvin (Curator); Balkind, Alvin (Author); Carr-Harris, Ian (Artist); Carr-Harris, Ian (Author); Boyle, William J.S. (Prefacer); Johnson, Nancy (Artist); Johnson, Nancy (Author); Magor, Liz (Artist); Magor, Liz (Author); Massey, John (Artist); Massey, John (Author); Snow, Michael (Artist); Snow, Michael (Author); Ferguson, Bruce (Author); Campbell, Colin (Artist); Campbell, Colin (Author); Frenkel, Vera (Artist); Frenkel, Vera (Author); Greyson, John (Artist); Greyson, John (Author); Steele, Lisa (Artist); Steele, Lisa (Author); Tomczak, Kim (Artist); Tomczak, Kim (Author); Werden, Rodney (Artist); Werden, Rodney (Author); Allan, Blaine (Author); Doyle, Judith (Artist); Doyle, Judith (Author); Elder, Bruce (Artist); Elder, Bruce (Author); Hoffman, Philip (Artist); Hoffman, Philip (Author); Hoolboom, Mike (Artist); Hoolboom, Mike (Author); Jenkins, Patrick (Artist); Jenkins, Patrick (Author); McLaren, Ross (Artist); McLaren, Ross (Author); Mettler, Peter (Artist); Mettler, Peter (Author); Porter, John (Artist); Porter, John (Author); General Idea (Artist); General Idea (Author)
Dossier: 351 - POWER PLANT, The (Toronto)
Collation: 174 p. : 57 ill. ; 27 cm
ISBN: 0921047185
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: The Power Plant
Artists: Alexander, Shelagh; Campbell, Colin; Carr-Harris, Ian; Cartmell, Michael; Collyer, Robin; Doyle, Judith; Dudar, Peter; Elder, Bruce; Frenkel, Vera; General Idea (Collective); Greyson, John; Gronau, Anna; Gruben, Patricia; Hancox, Rick; Hoffman, Philip; Hoolboom, Mike; Jenkins, Patrick; Johnson, Nancy; Lundman, Janis; Magor, Liz; Massey, John; Mclaren, Ross; Mclean, Michaelle; Mettler, Peter; Onodera, Midi; Podeswa, Jeremy; Porter, John; Snow, Michael; Steele, Lisa; Tomczak, Kim; Swica, Adam; Tod, Joanne; Werden, Rodney; Wiens, Robert; Wiitasalo, Shirley
Critics / Curators / Historians: Dompierre, Louise; Balkind, Alvin
Art Organizations: Power Plant, The (Toronto)
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 1 May - 17 June 1987, The Power Plant (Toronto).
Keywords: HISTORY; HISTORICISM; VIDEO; FILM; INSTALLATION; PAINTING; SCULPTURE; TORONTO
Deposited by: e-Artexte administrator
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 1988
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2013 22:26
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/196
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