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    Robert Kinmont, 8 Natural Handstands, 1969/2009 (detail)
    nine silver gelatin prints
    21.5 x 21.5 cm each Photo Joerg Lohse; Image courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York

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    Martha Rosler, First Lady (Pat Nixon), 1967-72 photomontage from the series Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful
    Courtesy of the artist, Brooklyn, New York and Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, New York

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    Eleanor Antin, 100 Boots, 1971-73 (detail)
    50 black-and-white postcards, 11.1 x 17.8 cm each
    Image courtesy of Alexander and Bonin, New York

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State of Mind

New California Art Circa 1970

September 28 - December 9, 2012

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thomevil at 3:44 pm Sunday, December 9, 2012

thank you so much for the Fat City MFA prints. thank you so much more for using nice paper.

gnome-panel from No response at 3:28 pm Sunday, December 9, 2012

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Michael from Vancouver, BC at 3:31 pm Saturday, December 8, 2012

Walking through the gallery spaces, I was excited and fascinated by the works in the exhibition. The conceptual artists had their own particular views on the world at the time and conveyed them through their brilliant pieces. I particularly enjoyed the work of Bas Jan Ader, Chris Burden, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Barbara T Smith, Martha Rosler and others.

bill at 12:46 pm Wednesday, December 5, 2012


R. Mutt at 12:16 pm Thursday, November 29, 2012

some complementary acid would enhance the experience

N Segovia from Vancouver BC at 11:28 am Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I had heard about all these pieces in class and was dulled by the experiences you have with them via text and computer, but interacting with the face to face is exciting. There's nothing like an exhibition that gives you music, film and photography.

pb from Washington State at 11:18 am Friday, November 23, 2012

Very well done. For some reason (I say with surprise), I was really drawn in to each piece. It hugely improved my understanding and appreciation of this conceptual art. I found meaning, which in other settings had escaped me.

JD from Burnaby at 4:46 pm Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I just wanted to thank you for giving my students a tour of the show last week. It was a unique and thought provoking exhibition, but it was your ability to make the work relevant to the students' practice that made it more meaningful.

Sandy from Anchorage, AK at 2:30 pm Saturday, November 17, 2012

I spent my high school years in California, from 1970 to 1974. This exhibit brought back a lot of memories from that time. I really enjoyed the yellow taxis, and A Trophy Atrophy.

darthphaidra at 4:09 pm Friday, November 16, 2012

tHIS Is <backspace?> my new favourite exhibit, which I must come back to, again and again. I liked it so much I still have hiccups. Feels like home for a Vancouver hipstyer (born n raised)

Mariana Bonfim from Sao Paulo SP Brazil at 11:20 am Friday, November 16, 2012

Nice pictures... they look like hippie stuff from the 70's! My favourite are the 29 pics from arrest... Looks like some of thouse riots against the Vitnam war.

Su from Toronto at 2:43 pm Thursday, November 15, 2012

The sound of the photo projectors bought back old memories

Dennis from Kingston, ON at 11:05 am Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thought-provoking. interesting, funny, enjoyable.

sfu film-video at 8:50 pm Wednesday, November 14, 2012

thanks for the great tour. loved the yellow cabs!

Chelsea Park at 2:53 pm Monday, November 5, 2012

I really liked the music playing and all of the artworks were interesting to me. Wish I could visit here again.

Daniel Vasquez at 2:49 pm Monday, November 5, 2012

It's great to see a body of work from a specific era in which we have a better understanding of the socio-political circumstances.

Devon at 2:47 pm Monday, November 5, 2012

I really enjoyed First Lady and Levitation, really creative works, don't miss out on those ones

Ramsha at 2:44 pm Monday, November 5, 2012

A lot of the pieces relied on humour.. and those were my favourites! Especially, Bruce Nauman's "Walking in an Exagerrated Manner around the Perimeter of a Square." The neon sign ("Al's Grand Hotel") was also refreshing.

Molly from Stockholm at 1:13 pm Thursday, October 25, 2012

Really enjoyed the exhibition and thought the art was over all exceptionally interesting and extremely well curated and mediated.

ellie from morocco at 4:15 pm Tuesday, October 23, 2012

i like the light up tubes

Tina and Janelle from Canada at 1:28 pm Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Please expand the plastic blades exhibit to encompass an entire space, so that it can enhance the experience. We really loved it!

Bob Dylan from A small town at 2:57 pm Tuesday, October 16, 2012

[ In reply to HDGWKFGJKSJHG. from Vagina at 4:36 pm Tuesday, October 9, 2012 ] Not enough women on earth.

Michael from Vancouver at 12:22 pm Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I love that Chris Burden's "Through the Night Softly" T.V. spot was followed immediately by a soap ad showing a man washing his chest.

me at 4:55 pm Monday, October 15, 2012

[ In reply to HDGWKFGJKSJHG. from Vagina at 4:36 pm Tuesday, October 9, 2012 ] whatever!

Tami Bogea from Vancouver at 2:38 pm Sunday, October 14, 2012

A breath of fresh air in my gray afternoon: loved the show! Great to see early works from "baby boomers" Chris Burden, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha...

Sarah Bogea-Silva from Vancouver at 2:36 pm Sunday, October 14, 2012

I like the dog movies.

renato rodrigues da silva from Vancouver at 2:29 pm Sunday, October 14, 2012

Excellent exhibition: many difficult-to-find experimental works. Thank you!

joseph mcgovern from san francisco, ca at 2:25 pm Saturday, October 13, 2012

visiting vancouver four the past 3 days - curious why the attentions to conceptual art is such a hot topic currently, but i very much enjoyed the exhibit. the point of entry for this show was far less difficult than that of the traffic show i felt trapped inside of and wanted nothing more than to flee.

Fabiola from Costa Rica at 3:38 pm Thursday, October 11, 2012

To: HDGWKFGJKSJHG. from Vagina Because State of Mind focuses on the emergence of Conceptual Art in the 70's and because it pays particular attention to the social changes and countercultures that emerged during this time, it is really only appropriate that some of the works in the show should engage with Feminist ideas. Although, really, there are only about 15 works that tackle the subject straight on, and almost 60 artists whose work is represented in the exhibition!

HDGWKFGJKSJHG. from Vagina at 4:36 pm Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Too much stuff about feminism. TL;DR.

Jeremy from Nova Scotia at 4:35 pm Tuesday, October 9, 2012

You are redundant and immature. I wish to never meet you. Good day.

Poo from Poo at 4:33 pm Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Jessica from Surrey at 12:06 pm Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I really liked the ideas and works throughout the show. My favourite works were the ones on politics. It's interesting to see how artists were working on the West Coast compared to those working on the East Coast. I really enjoyed the exhibition.

frank from brooklyn ny at 3:11 pm Sunday, September 30, 2012

Such a period of experimentation and a sense of unlimited new possibilities....how sad that so much of art today has become so safe and corporate

Samantha from Surrey, BC at 3:12 pm Saturday, September 29, 2012

This was wonderful to see such a great exhibition, I enjoyed all aspects of the show, and I am looking forward to see the next show. ..... . .

Nadine at 9:22 pm Thursday, September 27, 2012

What an amazing show - I'm interested to see the Traffic exhibition at the VAG and compare what the artists were doing in Canada in relation to these Californians.

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