Conde and Beveridge: Class Works

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Over the past 30 years, Canadian artists Carole Conde and Karl Beveridge have developed a collaborative practice of working with organized labor to reveal the increasingly complex relationships between paid work and global, ethical and environmental concerns. This volume, with 112 color reproductions of Conde and Beveridge's major projects, is the first comprehensive examination of the pair's influential work. Their collaboration began in 1976 when--through their involvement with the New York collaborative Art ...
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Overview

Over the past 30 years, Canadian artists Carole Conde and Karl Beveridge have developed a collaborative practice of working with organized labor to reveal the increasingly complex relationships between paid work and global, ethical and environmental concerns. This volume, with 112 color reproductions of Conde and Beveridge's major projects, is the first comprehensive examination of the pair's influential work. Their collaboration began in 1976 when--through their involvement with the New York collaborative Art & Language and the nascent Conceptual art movement--they turned from solo production and formalist art-making to social engagement, which combines left-oriented discourses with the artists' formal and technical innovations, and which presaged the currently prevalent practice in which art-making is understood as an articulation of human conditions and a tool of community formation. This volume includes a chronology of their practice and essays by Jan Allen, D'Arcy Martin, Declan McGonagle, Allan Sekula, Dot Tuer and Bruce Barber and an extensive interview by Clive Robertson.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780919616486
  • Publisher: The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1951, Allan Sekula is a leading theoretician and the director of the photography department at California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. His books include Performance Under Working Conditions, Photography Against the Grain: Essays and Photo Works 1973-1983, The Traffic in Photographs, Dismal Science and Fish Story, which was included in Documenta11.

Canadian artists Carole Conde and Karl Beveridge moved to New York City in 1969, and soon were at the centre of the burgeoning Conceptual art movement. In 1975, they joined the Art & Language journal The Fox (with Joseph Kosuth and Ian Burn) and picketed the Whitney Museum of Art to protest its lack of inclusion of women and black artists, while critiquing the apolitical Minimalism of Donald Judd. This ferment culminated in a major museum show, It's Still Privileged Art, at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1976, just prior to the artists' return to Toronto in 1977. By the late 1970s, Conde and Beveridge drew a focus on various issues that were urgent within the trade union movement. Their method of working dialogically with their subjects was invented for the landmark 1981 project Standing Up, and has been refined in numerous subsequent collaborations. In the past three decades, over fifty solo exhibitions of Conde and Beveridge's work have been presented at major museums and art spaces on four continents, including: the Institute of Contemporary Art (London, UK); Museum Folkswang (Germany); George Meany Centre (Washington); Dazibao Gallery (Montreal); Centro Cultural Recoleta (Buenos Aires); Art Gallery of Edmonton; and the Australian Centre forPhotography (Sydney). Equally, and congruent with the artists' commitment to accessibility, their work has been displayed in a host of non-art and public settings, such as union halls, billboards, bus shelters and bookworks. The artists continue to work and live in Toronto.

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