arts/canada No. 113, October 1967

October 17, 2019

A black and white photo of two men sitting at a table. One is wearing tinted glasses and is leaning back in his chair. The other is leaning in towards a microphone.

A “simultaneous conversation” took place on August 16, 1967 between seven speakers in Toronto and New York with the cooperation of Bell Telephone Company, the CBC and artscanada magazine (formerly Canadian Art). This cross-border conversation was recorded and published in that year’s October issue of artscanada which was dedicated to ‘black’ as a concept, painterly medium, symbol as well as socio-political category, expression and status.

The 1967 artscanada panel documented here contributed to debates on flattening black and blackness from which the Bodies Borders Fields symposium departs.

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