Tableau Vivant

1995

Gallery SAW, Ottawa, Canada 

 

Supported by Gallery SAW, Ottawa, Canada. A site specific piece where invitations were issued to the patrons of the National Gallery Canada and the Ottawa Art Gallery to attend the opening of Tableau Vivant: Another Piece of Fine Art by Jim Grant. Drinking champagne, and eating canapés, the patrons viewed a large steel dumpster placed in a car park. Images filmed on security cameras were displayed on a bank of monitors located on a busy city intersection.

Funding: Gallery SAW, Ottawa, Canada

Tableau Vivant 1995
Tableau Vivant 1995

View of monitors located on busy intersection in the centre of Ottawa, Canada

Tableau Vivant 1995
Tableau Vivant 1995

View of steel dumpster, placed in carpark near the National Gallery of Canada

Tableau Vivant 1995
Tableau Vivant 1995

Waiter serving champagne to invited guests

Tableau Vivant 1995
Tableau Vivant 1995

Film still from monitors

Tableau Vivant 1995
Tableau Vivant 1995

Waiters serving champagne and canapés