The 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion

This 2009 exhibition at the Art Gallery of York University precisely recreated two General Idea exhibitions that took place at the Carmen Lamanna Gallery in Toronto, Going thru the Notions (16 October - 6 November 1975) and Reconstructing Futures (10 December 1977 - 6 January 1978).

 

 General Idea,  The Hoarding ,  Going thru the Notions , 1975; courtesy General Idea and the Estate of Carmen Lamanna; photo: Henk Visser

General Idea, The Hoarding, Going thru the Notions, 1975; courtesy General Idea and the Estate of Carmen Lamanna; photo: Henk Visser

 General Idea,  Going thru the Notions , 1975; courtesy General Idea and the Estate of Carmen Lamanna

General Idea, Going thru the Notions, 1975; courtesy General Idea and the Estate of Carmen Lamanna

 General Idea installation, AGYU 2009, photo: Cheryl O'Brien

General Idea installation, AGYU 2009, photo: Cheryl O'Brien

 General Idea,  Going thru the Notions , 1975; courtesy General Idea and the Estate of Carmen Lamanna

General Idea, Going thru the Notions, 1975; courtesy General Idea and the Estate of Carmen Lamanna

 General Idea installation, AGYU 2009, photo: Cheryl O'Brien

General Idea installation, AGYU 2009, photo: Cheryl O'Brien

 General Idea,  Reconstructing Futures , 1977; courtesy General Idea and the Estate of Carmen Lamanna

General Idea, Reconstructing Futures, 1977; courtesy General Idea and the Estate of Carmen Lamanna

 General Idea installation, AGYU 2009, photo: Cheryl O'Brien

General Idea installation, AGYU 2009, photo: Cheryl O'Brien

 Archival documents of General Idea exhibitions at Carmen Lamanna Gallery, courtesy Philip Monk, photo: Cheryl O'Brien

Archival documents of General Idea exhibitions at Carmen Lamanna Gallery, courtesy Philip Monk, photo: Cheryl O'Brien