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Adam David Brown, Core Sample: The History of Art (detail), 2006, Janson's The History of Art (modified), video projection, table

Obsolete Concepts

Adam David Brown, Marco D’Andrea, Beth Howe, John Latour, Craig Leonard, Cindy Stelmackowich, Karen Trask

Main Gallery

May 9 – June 13, 2008

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This exhibition brings together seven artists whose works, through various interventionist strategies, present new challenges to the authoritative functions of the book. Through sculpture, audio, paper works, digital imagery and documentation of a conceptual art project, the artists question the relevance of published textual knowledge and the limitations of the book as a finite, bound object currently faced with potential dematerialization.


Adam David Brown received his MFA from the University of Guelph. He earned a BFA at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Adam has exhibited video installations, films and sculpture projects in Canada, Europe and the United States.

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