The Salon des émergents, the Fondation du MAC’s newest fundraising event, was born out of a desire to support emerging digital artists during the pandemic, with an emphasis on diversity. This engaging event, the Foundation’s first fully virtual activity, gave the public an opportunity to select three artworks from among those presented by guest curator Eunice Bélidor.
After much deliberation, the participants selected one work each from three artists: Miryam Charles, Francisco Gonzalez-Rosas and Sophie Latouche, for inclusion in the MAC’s collection. The Salon des émergents ended up raising a net total of $27,000 thanks to the generous support of the participants, the mentors, and the National Bank.
Heartfelt thanks goes out to event co-chairs Eva Hartling and Nathalie Pratte and to the members of the organizing committee – Marie-Eve Beaupré, Christine Boivin, Éric Bujold, Kathleen Canapi, Ingrid Enriquez-Donissaint, Nicolas Rubbo, Stefanie Stergiotis – for their invaluable assistance.
Following the event, these innovative new digital artworks (film, filmed performance, website) were included in the exhibition Don’t Tell Anybody What We Do When I Get Lonely at the MAC from April 28 to May 30, 2021.