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Les instantanés/The Snapshots
April 7th 2000
Événement bénéfice

Artists: Jocelyne Alloucherie, Nicolas Baier, Rebecca Belmore, Dominique Blain, Bob Boyer, Hank Bull, Sheila Butler, Michel Campeau, Serge Clément,Sorel Cohen, Robin Collyer, Lucie Duval, Mario Duchesneau, Emmanuel Galland, Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Bettina Hoffman, Germaine Koh, David Liss, André Martin, Francois Morelli, Alain Paiement, Cornelia Parker, Roberto Pellegrinuzzi, Richard Purdy, Sylvie Readman, Marc Séguin, Sarah Stevenson, Gabor Szilasi, Joanne Tod, Serge Tousignant, Janet Werner.

For its annual fundraising event, Optica invited thirty-two artists of different art practices from Canada and Europe to create a series of photographs. Artists were supplied with a Fugi disposible camera; no directional suggestions were made. Each camera was sold at a fixed price to purchasers who had no knowledge of the camera's contents. During a cocktail evening, recipients discovered the photographic series they had purchased. The thirty-two series ranged from the absurd, the aesthetically serious, through the sometimes thwarted attempts, to the resourceful. Purchasers who had bought a specific camera counting on the artists' reputation or their knowledge of past work were often surprised to find that their chosen series did not necessarily reflect previous suppositions!

Bibliographie
- Lamarche, Bernard, «Spécial millénaire», Le Devoir, 23 mars 2000, p.B8.