Exhibition ~ C. 1983 Part II
March 23 to May 6, 2012
Presentation House Gallery
North Vancouver Canada
Henri Robideau's work presented in C.1983 Part II: July 23, 1983, Giant Crowd of 50,00 people . . .
January 27 – March 11, 2012
March 23 - May 6, 2012
This two-part group exhibition about camera art in Vancouver during the 1980s highlights significant photographic practices that emerged in the vibrant artistic milieu of that period. C.1983 marks the first time this important cultural history has been brought to light and features rarely seen artworks. Crossing mediums and generations, the exhibition includes conceptualist, experimental and multimedia works, many by key figures with international prominence.
For more information, please visit the Presentation House Gallery website.
MARIAN PENNER BANCROFT
ARNI RUNAR HARALDSSON
ELIZABETH VANDER ZAAG
Curated by Helga Pakasaar
Presented in honour of Kitty Heller, with generous support from her estate.
"It is surprising how fresh an exhibition of film and photography from 1980's Vancouver can feel. It is even more startling, however, that over the intervening decades, the social, political, and even, to a certain degree, artistic concerns have remained the same. . . Henri Robideau’s photograph July 23, 1983, Giant Crowd of 50,000 People documents a massive protest against government cutbacks that reads as particularly apropos in the age of the Occupy movement."
Peck, Aaron. C.1983 Part II. Artforum. May 2012: Critic's Picks.
For an extensive review of the C.1983 Part I and Part II exhibitions in both French and English see:
Henry, Karen. "C. 1983: The Role of Photography in Memory, Mass Culture and Illusion." Ciel Variable. 93. Winter (2013): 76-83.
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