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The Found and Familiar
Snapshots in Contemporary Canadian Art
10 Apr 2004 – 5 Jun 2004
Chris Curreri. Untitled detail from the series The Bicycle Race
2002. Giclee print with thread, approx. 40 x 50 in.
A genre of artmaking has arisen that hinges on the integration of the snapshot, whether found or selected from the artistís personal archive, into complex works of art. As the curators suggest, this set of practices intervenes at the moment when digital technologies are changing the ways in which we make, look at and keep our snapshots. In the midst of a technological revolution, this exhibition acknowledges the power of the snapshot as well as its materiality, and marks a shift in our relationship to this most personal of objects.
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