The Sixties: Photography in Question

22 Jan 2005 - 24 Apr 2005

The sixties were a decade of questioning and experimentation, of testing the limits and pushingthe boundaries of artistic forms. This frenzy of activity resulted in diverse artistic manifestations, including innovations in photography, a medium that was redefined during this period, from a simple practical tool to a recognized art form. The exhibition The Sixties: Photography in Question will re-examine the relationship between photography and art, but not in terms of distinctions that force the viewer to ask, Is this photography or is it art? Rather, it will view photography as a dialogue among different disciplines, using the medium’s own unique vocabulary. Organized and presented by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.