Undocumented events and object permanence
Summer 2020 Collection:
An online exhibition series thematizing documentation, conservation, (false) memory, (art) object, phenomenology, and blockchain certification.
Curator Bjørn Magnhildøen, Norway
Kristin Anderson, Bruce Barber, Domenico Barra, Aad Björkro, Rafael Bresciani, Tyler Calkin, Qianxun Chen, d_d Games, Alvar Danielsen, Reynald Drouhin, Paul Groch Frazier, Benna Gaean Maris, Hassan Harvey, @henridegrasse, Max Herman, James A Hutchinson, Danielle Imara, Nivard Jorissen, Timo Kahlen, Michelle Koenig, Tyrone Kunkle, Alex Lagueux, Carme Loupton, Bjørn Magnhildøen, Felix Maurer, Brüno Melo, Nick Montfort, Gilberto Morgan May, Gabby Patterson, Simon Perathoner, klaus pinter, Tija Place, Max "Cory" Poplar, poroku, Stefanie Reling-Burns, Michael Ridge, Oscar Ruiz Altamirano, Emile Schleich, Nina Sobell, Alan Sondheim and Sandy Baldwin, Elle Thorkveld, Patricia Tolbert, andrew topel, A. P. Vague, Paul Wiegerinck, Brent Wiley, William Wolfgang Wunderbar, Hussel Zoo, zsolt, and [anonymous].
March 2020 I. am. an immigrant curated by Dorit Jordan Dotan Berlin
February 2020 The Sweetest Little Thing Struts
2020 Spring Collection Undocumented events and object permanence curated by Bjørn Magnhildøen
- An online exhibition series and work in progress thematising documentation, conservation, (false) memory, (art) object, phenomenology, and blockchain certification.
2020 February 13th March 12th Venice Italy https://www.itsliquid.com/feedback-release-the-body-language-2020.html
Video Exhibited I Swear in two venues during the period of Venice Carnival 2020, at the art gallery THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space and at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, from February 13 to March 12 2020.
Re-Interpret curated by Jacinte Armstrong, Louis-Charles Dionne and Camille-Zoe Valcourt-Synnott Anna Leonowens Gallery Re-performance of Like Bat Out’a Hell (1974)
Khyber Centre for the Arts Member Exhibition Hopelessly Devoted to You August 1st-24th 2019
Auckland City Art Gallery December 7th March 2019 Groundswell: The Auckland Avant-Garde 1971-1979 curated by Natasha Conland. This exhibit included a timeline with several references to my work in the 1970’s an installation for Bucket Action (1973), with video and ten images, and two vitrines containing documentation of several works and items from 1971-1975.
Shannon Donovan & Bruce Barber participated in 2018 Nocturne October 13th with a rear video projection through the media room at the Halifax Central Public Library.
Lost in Europe: in the wake of Britain’s inner emigration 19th October- 9th November 2018
Open Space, Vienna curated by Richard Appiganessi and Gulsen Bal in association with a special issue of Third Text guest edited by Richard Appignanesi.
Participating Artists: Raphael Appignanesi, Bruce Barber, Haim Bresheeth & Yosefa Loshitzky Joan Key, Oliver Ressler, Murray Robertson, Gregory Sholette, Amikam Toren, Margret Hoppe.
Venue: Mekan 68 Neustiftgasse 68/1
Bruce Barber: The Bertrand Russell Reading Room September 13 – December 22 https://museum.mcmaster.ca/about/news/bruce-barber/
Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative. Several books and posters, including La Détente (1977), I, Oeil, Auge, Eye (2017), Excision/Accession (2018) and postcards.
International Group Exhibition Assholes curated by Melissa Wolf and Paul Lamarre for Plato’s Cave at Eidia House, Brooklyn NYC. https://www.eidia.com/
April 5 – April 28, 2018. A framed digital print and postcards of my Artworld Ponzi Scheme (2008). https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/04/06/the-end-is-here/
StrutsGallery Sackville NB. The Sweetest Little Thing Exhibition February 2018 Art Auction Fundraiser. (Four framed party without party buttons representing installations in NZ, Australia, Poland and Italy).
Arts /Reacts Performance lab. Collaboration between Bruce Barber and Richard Layzell March 2018 Video work projection through an online collaboration. My contribution was a projected video work titled Erasure of Party without Party from my Palazzo Mora exhibit in Venice.
Neon SQUAT Sign donated to the collection of te tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland after my survey exhibition in 2008, was requested to be reinstalled by Gabriela Salgado the new artistic director of te tuhi for an exhibition in March 2018.
Bruce Barber: I Swear 13 May 2017 - 22 October 2017 http://www.tetuhi.org.nz/whats-on/exhibitiondetails.php?id=183
2017 Act Re-Act Performance Lab 4 Wimbledon Gallery University of the Arts, London.The Exhibition of 4 video works, documentation of Barber performance works from 2000-2015 http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2017/3/4/ACTS-RE-ACTS-4-Performance-Lab-4-March/
2017 May 11th -November 17th Personal Structures: Open Borders http://www.gaafoundation.org/index.php?page=48&lang=en curated by Valeria Romagnini, Lucia Pedrana, Sara Danieli, Alesia Varnaeva, Bianca Bonaldi, Elena Volpato, Alessandra Valle, Anaïs Hammoud of the Global Art Affairs Foundation www.globalartaffairs.org/. Party without Party a wall installation featuring a reworked (détourned) Surrealist Map of the World (1929-2017), 1000 partito senza partito buttons and a 10 min. video document, located in the Palazzo Mora http://www.palazzomora.org
Interview link https://www.contemporaryhum.com/bruce-barber-interview
2016-2017 Taste the Future exhibition curated by "Dutch Artists", Maartje Blans, Lisette Huizenga, Arnix Wilnoudt and herman de vries, RIMONIM Art Gallery, Miami
http://rimonimartgallery.com/exhibitions-past/taste-the-future/ This exhibition was in Paris during June 2017 and at the German Embassy in London September - October.
2017 I Swear 13 (May 2017 - 22 October 2017) http://www.tetuhi.org.nz/whats-on/exhibitiondetails.php?id=183 Bruce Barber explores the politics of citizenship through the ongoing work I Swear. First exhibited in 2008 at Artspace Sydney, I Swear consists of a series of billboards, an archive of media topics in a reading room, a video, and a seminar with invited guests to discuss contemporary issues engaging the topics of immigration and citizenship.
Struts Sackville N.B.The Sweetest Little Thing Exhibition February 2017 Art Auction Fundraiser.
Task Action: Jim Allen, Bruce Barber, Campbell Patterson
Nocturne October 2016Light Motive /Leitmotif Artists Feature project “Nocturne: Art at Night”, 6:00pm, October 15, 2016 until 12:00am, October 16, 2016, in Halifax, Pop Up Gallery Barrington Street Halifax. An installation, performance with Blue Engine Quartet , video window projections and audience participation.
Anna Leonowens Gallery Spectres of Marx, Installation Gallery 3 and public window projection for Nocturne October 2016
Taste the Future Palazzo Mora Venice on September 18th and 19th 2015 “Bruce Barber from New Zealand participates in "Taste the Future" project with artwork "Work to Rule/Workers Rule” sciopero bianco/ lavorare a governare".
"Taste the Future" Event Venice - Sept. 18 and 19th: Initiated by Dutch Artists Arnix Wilnoudt, herman de vries, Lisette Huizenga and Maartje Blans.
Bruce Barber: Performance Scores Curated by Stephen Cleland for the Adam Art Gallery University of Victoria, Wellington New Zealand 3 October – 18 December 2015 This included Sunday, 2 August 2015 as part of the Adam Art Gallery
Adam Art Gallery Seminar Series a lecture on: ‘Bruce Barber's Projective Scores’ by Stephen Cleland and a music performance and a web discussion between the artist and audience in Wellington.
Dalhousie Art Gallery Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative (ERI #7) Jan. 21-March 6 2016
Silence An International Exhibition of 40 artists from 14 countries April - May 2014
Curators: Fredo Ojda and Grzegorz Borkowski, Galeria Działań Warsaw, Poland (catalogue)
Bruce Barber Mount Eden Crater Performance (1973) Michael Lett Gallery michaellett.com Auckland, N.Z. March 4th -April 4th 2015
Imaginary Audience Scale curated by Adnan Yildiz ARTSPACE New Zealand 27th March 23rd May 2015 Imaginary Audience Scale features: Billy Apple®, Art & Language, Bruce Barber, AyÅŸe Erkmen, Natalia LL, Len Lye, John Miller, Yoko Ono, Martha Rosler, Lawrence Weiner, Stephen Willats
Struts Sweetest Little Thing Fundraiser Exhibition. February 2014
Khyber Artist Society 4’ x 4 ‘ [ ] Square March 20- April 1st 2015
Eyelevel Gallery Leisure and Labour A Reshelving Initiative April –June 2014
Collateral Exhibition with the Venice Biennale 2015 Personal Structures Time, Space Existence, an exhibition curated by Rene Rietmeyer, Valeria Romagnini and Rachele De Stefano of the Global Art Affairs Foundation www.globalartaffairs.org Spectres of Marx (with catalogue) located in the Palazzo Mora palazzomora.org l (May-November) 2015.
November 22 - December 20 2013
Bruce represented in WeakForce 4 at St Paul’s St Gallery in Auckland New Zealand.
Co-operating artists include: Bruce Barber (CAN), Benji Bradley (NZ), Liz Bird (NZ), Anthony Cribb (NZ), Paul Cullen (NZ), Eugene Hansen (NZ), Joe Jowitt (NZ), Laresa Kosloff (AU), Lee Ihnbum (KOR), Ziggy Lever (NZ), Kim Morgan (CAN), Deborah Rundle (NZ), Matthew Sansom (UK), Daniel von Sturmer (NZ/AU), Andy Thomson (UK/NZ), Layne Waerea (NZ), Suh Youngsun (KOR), and invited others.
WeakForce 4 is the fourth WeakForce project associated with the collaborative Unified Field Theory (UFT) project, www.uft-gravity.com The aim of the umbrella project UFT is to locate and represent the social and relational as the generative dynamic of the co-operative in creative collaborative work.
Adam Art Gallery University of Victoria Wellington N.Z. “Duchamp in New Zealand” curated by Marcus Moore and Tina Barton.
Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1968-1980 Barnicke Gallery, Toronto
Curated by Barbara Fisher, Grant Arnold, Jayne Wark Traveling through 2010-2013 http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/services/gallery/Blackwood_exhibitionTraffic.html
Vancouver Art Gallery
TRAFFIC: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980
Edited by: Grant Arnold, Karen Henry
Contributions by: Vincent Bonin, Catherine Crowston, Jayne Wark, William Wood Douglas and McIntyre Co-published with Vancouver Art Gallery 2012
CONTINENTAL DRIFT: Conceptual Art in Canada: The 1960s and ’70s
19 April–8 September 2013
Part I: 19 April–23 June
Part II: 28 June–8 September
Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe, Germany
Weak Force – Collaborative Art Installation
Participants: Matthew Sansom (UK), Andy Thomson (NZ), Paul Cullen (NZ), Laresa Kosloff (Aus.), Bruce Barber (Canada), Kim Morgan (Canada). Surrey University Art Gallery U.K. (March 2013)
Struts Gallery Sweetest Little Thing Fundraiser Exhibition. 2013
Khyber ARC Members Exhibition 2012 March – April 2013
Group Exhibition Te tuhi (the mark) Gallery, Auckland May 4th - July 14th Bruce Barber Bepen Bhana Tim Chapman, Rachel Walters And Santiago Sierra 4 May 4th - July 14th 2013
Presentation at Roma Pavilion 3rd June 2011
Web Launch of the Roma Media Archive www.romamediaarchive.net
UNESCO, Palazzo Zorzi, Castello 4930 – Venezia. 3rd June 2011 at 13:00
Presented by participating artists of the Roma Media Archive:
In the context of:
Call the Witness, Roma Pavilion Collateral Event, Live Testimonies
54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia,
Participating artists include:
Bruce Barber Sasa Barbul Katalin Barsony Cristiano Berti Bodvalenke Fresco
Project Tina Carr Edouard Chiline Hannah Collins Leone Contini Nigel
Dickinson Konstantina Drakopoulou EU-Roma Eduard Freudmann Zoran
Kubura Haris Kulenovic Alexandra Gulea Maria Kjartans Marta Kotlarska
Ivana Marjanovic Dusko Miljanic Malgorzata Mirga-Tas Tanja Ostojic Nihad
Nino Pusija Claudia Radulescu Eva Sajovic Marika Schmiedt Annemarie
Schöne Hedina Tahirović Sijerčić Manuela Zanotti
Roma Media Archive @ Venetian Navigator Exhibition 3rd/4th
Calle Casselleria, Castello 5300, Venezia - evenings between: 21:00 – 23:00
Save As Art Exhibition Lodz, Poland
Curated by Karolina Jablonska & Anka Lesniak
The Sweetest Little Thing Annual Fundraiser exhibition Struts, New BrunswickKhyber ICA Members show March, 2010
Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1968-1980 Barnicke Gallery, Toronto Curated by Barbara Fisher, Grant Arnold, Jayne Wark
et al Traveling 2010-2011
“The Gift of Glove” facilitator for an anonymous artist Anna Leonowens Gallery October 12th -23rd 2010
Nocturne October 17th 2010 Nocturne (1946) for Nocturne 2010: amicro cinematic event.
Institute of Contemporary Art, Newton, Sydney Australia Sydney Biennale Australian Pavilion: “Alphabet Bomber” Installation one of three International Artists in 'Swallow it, dog!' May 2010 www.icanart.wordpress.com
NAM BANG! Casula Powerhouse, Sydney Australia curated by Boitran Huynh-Beattie April 4- 21st June 2009 (catalogue)
Blind as Text Peloton Gallery Sydney Australia 18th June -11th July
curated by Bronia Iwanczak
The Meltdown: An installation of Excision, Détournement and Reading the Open Text
Te tuhi (The mark) Centre for the Arts, Auckland, New Zealand Bruce Barber: Reading and Writing Rooms a selected survey of work from 1970-present with reconstructions of three major installations in four galleries and the courtyard.
Curated by Emma Bugden and Stephen Cleland http://www.tetuhi.org.nz/exhibitions/exhibitiondetails.php?id=52
Te tuhi exhibition review at http://eyecontactartforum.blogspot.com/2008/12/mentally-engaged-floating-and-gliding.html
Craig-Smith, Ariane Te Tuhi Exhibition review Eyeline Issue 69 p. 68
Artspace, Sydney Australia Bruce Barber: Reading and Writing Rooms a selected survey of work from 1970-present with two new installations “I Swear” and “Situation Room.”
Curated by Blair French and Professor Brad Buckley