NSCAD hosts “Traffic” symposium on conceptual art

As part of Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980, NSCAD University is hosting  a one-day Symposium on Conceptual Art on Saturday, April 16, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Bell Auditorium, NSCAD University, 5161 Duke Street.

9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.             Registration – Bell Auditorium
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.        Morning Session

•    Keynote Speaker: Charlotte Townsend-Gault, Professor, University of  British Columbia
•    Presenter: Garry Neill Kennedy, retired faculty member and former NSCAD President.


•    Presenter: Ian Murray, Artist, Toronto
•    Respondent and question period moderator: Dennis Young, Professor Emeritus, NSCAD

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.            Lunch
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              Afternoon Session

•    Presenter: Vincent Bonin, Archivist, historian and co-curator with Michèle Thériault of the Montreal section of the Traffic exhibition.
•    Presenter: Leah Modigliani, art historian, Toronto


•    Presenter: Craig Leonard, Professor, NSCAD
•    Respondent and question period moderator: Jayne Wark, Professor, NSCAD and curator of the Atlantic section of the Traffic exhibition

Roundtable / Q&A session with all participants.

5:30 p.m.  Closing reception and performance of Ian Murray’s “Keeping on Top of the Top Song.” Location: Cafeteria / lounge, 2nd floor, NSCAD University

Video recordings of the conference proceedings are available.