NSCAD hosts “Traffic” symposium on conceptual art - April 16
April 5, 2011

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.

As seating is limited, reserve your place by registering at nscad.ca by April 12. A fee of $10.00 /$5.00 for students (cash only) will be charged at the door.

Traffic in Halifax: A Symposium on Conceptual Art

9:30 – 9:50 a.m.             Registration - Bell Auditorium

10 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 p.m.       Lunch

2 p.m. – 5 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