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Winter 2017 seasonPower to the People: Photography and Video of Repression and Black Protest ... more
Winter 2017 seasonPower to the People: Photography and Video of Repression and Black Protest
Jan 18-Apr 9, 2017 | Winter exhibitions opening party Wed 18 Jan, 6-8pm:
Attica, USA 1971: Images and Sounds of a Rebellion. Main Gallery. Curated by Philippe Artières with Le Point du Jour (Cherbourg, France). Including extraordinary photo-reportage alongside a range of popular art, this exhibition recounts the notorious 1971 insurrection at Attica Correctional Facility in western New York State, and the multivalent cultural response that followed ... more
Attica, USA 1971: Images and Sounds of a Rebellion.
Main Gallery.
Curated by Philippe Artières with Le Point du Jour (Cherbourg, France).
Including extraordinary photo-reportage alongside a range of popular art, this exhibition recounts the notorious 1971 insurrection at Attica Correctional Facility in western New York State, and the multivalent cultural response that followed.
Jan 18-Apr 9, 2017 | Winter exhibitions opening party Wed 18 Jan, 6-8pm:
Birmingham, Alabama, 1963: Dawoud Bey / Black Star. University Gallery. Curator: Gaëlle Morel. This two-part exhibition presents twelve photographic portraits by American artist Dawoud Bey commemorating the victims of the 1963 Ku Klux Klan bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Alongside this artistic act of remembrance, a selection of prints from the Ryerson Image Centre's Black Star Collection of photojournalism provides historical context for the notorious bombing, recounting the political and social turmoil that placed this U.S. city, and the burgeoning American Civil Rights Movement, in the international media spotlight during the months leading up to the explosion ... more
Birmingham, Alabama, 1963: Dawoud Bey / Black Star.
University Gallery.
Curator: Gaëlle Morel.
This two-part exhibition presents twelve photographic portraits by American artist Dawoud Bey commemorating the victims of the 1963 Ku Klux Klan bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Alongside this artistic act of remembrance, a selection of prints from the Ryerson Image Centre's Black Star Collection of photojournalism provides historical context for the notorious bombing, recounting the political and social turmoil that placed this U.S. city, and the burgeoning American Civil Rights Movement, in the international media spotlight during the months leading up to the explosion.
Jan 18-Apr 9, 2017 | Winter exhibitions opening party Wed 18 Jan, 6-8pm:
Adam Pendleton: My Education: A Portrait of David Hilliard. Salah J. Bachir New Meda Wall. Guest curator: Andréa Picard. Revisiting a 1968 gun battle between California police and America's Black Panther Party, Adam Pendleton's video draws on eyewitness accounts to raise questions about an event that continues to reverberate deeply today ... more
Adam Pendleton: My Education: A Portrait of David Hilliard.
Salah J. Bachir New Meda Wall.
Guest curator: Andréa Picard.
Revisiting a 1968 gun battle between California police and America's Black Panther Party, Adam Pendleton's video draws on eyewitness accounts to raise questions about an event that continues to reverberate deeply today.
Jan 18-Apr 9, 2017 | Winter exhibitions opening party Wed 18 Jan, 6-8pm:
From the Collection: Sister(s) in the Struggle: Angela Davis and Kathleen Cleaver. Great Hall. Guest curator: Julie Crooks. This edition of From the Collection features photographs culled from the RIC's Black Star Collection of photojournalism, showing Angela Davis and Kathleen Cleaver, leading female figures on the Black Panther Party ... more
From the Collection: Sister(s) in the Struggle: Angela Davis and Kathleen Cleaver.
Great Hall. Guest curator: Julie Crooks.
This edition of From the Collection features photographs culled from the RIC's Black Star Collection of photojournalism, showing Angela Davis and Kathleen Cleaver, leading female figures on the Black Panther Party.
Mar 8-Apr 9, 2017 | opening party Wed 8 Mar, 6-8pm:
Benjamin Freedman: Observations of Foreign Objects in a Remote Town. Student Gallery ... more
Benjamin Freedman: Observations of Foreign Objects in a Remote Town.
Student Gallery.
Spring 2017 exhibitions ... more
Spring 2017 exhibitions
Apr 29-Aug 13, 2017 | Spring exhibitions opening party & CONTACT Festival launch party Fri 28 Apr, 7-11pm:
Scotiabank Photography Award: Suzy Lake. Main Gallery. Curator: Gaëlle Morel. This exhibition celebrates the career of Canadian artist Suzy Lake, 2016 Scotiabank Photography Award winner, renowned internationally for her work on self-representation, female identity and the aging body. This survey of more than fifty objects, made between 1976 to 2014, brings focus to Lake's artistic process and methodologies. Including never-before-seen photographs, maquettes and working materials, the exhibition examines this important artist's career of experimentation and unwavering efforts through the years to push the boundaries of the photographic medium. Presented by Scotiabank, organized by the Ryerson Image Centre and a primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival ... more
Scotiabank Photography Award: Suzy Lake.
Main Gallery.
Curator: Gaëlle Morel.
This exhibition celebrates the career of Canadian artist Suzy Lake, 2016 Scotiabank Photography Award winner, renowned internationally for her work on self-representation, female identity and the aging body. This survey of more than fifty objects, made between 1976 to 2014, brings focus to Lake's artistic process and methodologies. Including never-before-seen photographs, maquettes and working materials, the exhibition examines this important artist's career of experimentation and unwavering efforts through the years to push the boundaries of the photographic medium. Presented by Scotiabank, organized by the Ryerson Image Centre and a primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Apr 29-Aug 13, 2017 | Spring exhibitions opening party & CONTACT Festival launch party Fri 28 Apr, 7-11pm:
Max Dean: As Yet Untitled. Curator: Gaëlle Morel. Max Dean's As Yet Untitled (1992-1995) explores issues surrounding the viewer's responsibility for culture and memory, through an interactive experience where gallery visitors can instruct a factory automaton to save endangered family photographs. Composed of an industrial arm, conveyer belt, paper shredder, and two silhouetted hands, Dean's mechanized robot is programmed to pick up a 4" x 6" photograph from a hopper and present it to the viewer as a final step before it is discarded – allowing the audience to decide which images will survive, and which will be lost to history. A primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival ... more
Max Dean: As Yet Untitled.
Curator: Gaëlle Morel.
Max Dean's As Yet Untitled (1992-1995) explores issues surrounding the viewer's responsibility for culture and memory, through an interactive experience where gallery visitors can instruct a factory automaton to save endangered family photographs. Composed of an industrial arm, conveyer belt, paper shredder, and two silhouetted hands, Dean's mechanized robot is programmed to pick up a 4" x 6" photograph from a hopper and present it to the viewer as a final step before it is discarded – allowing the audience to decide which images will survive, and which will be lost to history. A primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Apr 29-Aug 13, 2017 | Spring exhibitions opening party & CONTACT Festival launch party Fri 28 Apr, 7-11pm:
Souvenir: Kent Monkman, Caroline Monnet, Jeff Barnaby, Michelle Latimer. Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall. Souvenir presents four short films addressing Indigenous identity and representation through reworked material from the National Film Board's archives. Using montage, intercutting and juxtaposition, First Nations and Métis artists Kent Monkman, Caroline Monnet, Jeff Barnaby, and Michelle Latimer explore and deconstruct cinematic stereotypes and interrogate history. These short collage films, each derived from a distinct artistic vision, explore Canada's complicated past – recasting documentation into critical inquiry and shining a harsh light on official inhumanity, appropriated iconography, and the politics of representation. Organized by the Ryerson Image Centre, produced by the National Film Board of Canada and a primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. ... more
Souvenir: Kent Monkman, Caroline Monnet, Jeff Barnaby, Michelle Latimer.
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall.
Souvenir presents four short films addressing Indigenous identity and representation through reworked material from the National Film Board's archives. Using montage, intercutting and juxtaposition, First Nations and Métis artists Kent Monkman, Caroline Monnet, Jeff Barnaby, and Michelle Latimer explore and deconstruct cinematic stereotypes and interrogate history. These short collage films, each derived from a distinct artistic vision, explore Canada's complicated past – recasting documentation into critical inquiry and shining a harsh light on official inhumanity, appropriated iconography, and the politics of representation. Organized by the Ryerson Image Centre, produced by the National Film Board of Canada and a primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Apr 29-May 28, 2017 | Spring exhibitions opening party & CONTACT Festival launch party Fri 28 Apr, 7-11pm:
Alexa Phillips: Cyborg Clones. Student Gallery ... more
Alexa Phillips: Cyborg Clones. Student Gallery.
Opening Thur 8 Jun 2017, 6-8pm:
Sean Stiller: Cyéwmen. Student Gallery ... more
Sean Stiller: Cyéwmen. Student Gallery.
Opening Wed 12 Jul 2017, 6-8pm:
Jordan Browne: Sweet Dreams, Francis. Student Gallery ... more
Jordan Browne: Sweet Dreams, Francis. Student Gallery.
PUBLIC RECEPTIONS ... more
PUBLIC RECEPTIONS –
Fri 28 Apr, 7-11pm:
CONTACT Festival launch party / Spring exhibitions opening party Scotiabank Photography Award: Suzy Lake. | Max Dean: As Yet Untitled. | Souvenir: Kent Monkman, Caroline Monnet, Jeff Barnaby, Michelle Latimer. | Alexa Phillips: Cyborg Clones ... more
CONTACT Festival launch party / Spring exhibitions opening party Scotiabank Photography Award: Suzy Lake. | Max Dean: As Yet Untitled. | Souvenir: Kent Monkman, Caroline Monnet, Jeff Barnaby, Michelle Latimer. | Alexa Phillips: Cyborg Clones.
Thur 8 Jun, 6-8pm:
Student Gallery opening party & artist talk – Sean Stiller: Cyéwmen ... more
Student Gallery opening party & artist talk – Sean Stiller: Cyéwmen.
Wed 12 Jul, 6-8pm:
Student Gallery opening – Jordan Browne: Sweet Dreams, Francis ... more
Student Gallery opening – Jordan Browne: Sweet Dreams, Francis.
CURATOR & ARTIST WALK-THROUGHS ... more
CURATOR & ARTIST WALK-THROUGHS –
Wed 19 Jul, 6pm:
Exhibition tour Scotiabank Photography Award: Suzy Lake with the artist Suzy Lake, and curator Gaëlle Morel ... more
Exhibition tour Scotiabank Photography Award: Suzy Lake with the artist Suzy Lake, and curator Gaëlle Morel.
Wed 2 Aug, 6pm:
Exhibition tour Scotiabank Photography Award: Suzy Lake, with Georgiana Uhlyarik ... more
Exhibition tour Scotiabank Photography Award: Suzy Lake, with Georgiana Uhlyarik.
ARTIST TALKS ... more
ARTIST TALKS –
Wed 24 May, 7pm:
Artist talkSuzy Lake, in conjunction with the exhibition Scotiabank Photography Award: Suzy Lake. Location TBA; check website for details ... more
Artist talkSuzy Lake, in conjunction with the exhibition Scotiabank Photography Award: Suzy Lake. Location TBA; check website for details.
Wed 21 Jun, 7pm:
Artist talk Max Dean, in conjunction with the exhibition Max Dean: As Yet Untitled. Location TBA; check website for details ... more
Artist talk Max Dean, in conjunction with the exhibition Max Dean: As Yet Untitled. Location TBA; check website for details.
DAILY TOURS ... more
DAILY TOURS –
Daily 2:30pm:
Docent-led Exhibition Tours. The RIC is pleased to offer daily guided walking-tours of all current exhibitions by trained docents. Tours begin inside the Great Hall and run for approximately 45 minutes, including time for questions and comments. Registration is not required and all tours are FREE to the public! For more information or to inquire about special requests, group bookings or accessibility accommodations, please contact ric@ryerson.ca or call 416 979 5164 ... more
Docent-led Exhibition Tours. The RIC is pleased to offer daily guided walking-tours of all current exhibitions by trained docents. Tours begin inside the Great Hall and run for approximately 45 minutes, including time for questions and comments. Registration is not required and all tours are FREE to the public! For more information or to inquire about special requests, group bookings or accessibility accommodations, please contact ric@ryerson.ca or call 416 979 5164.
The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is dedicated to the public exhibition, research, study and teaching of photography and related disciplines, including new media, installation art and film ... more
The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) is dedicated to the public exhibition, research, study and teaching of photography and related disciplines, including new media, installation art and film. International in scope, the Ryerson Image Centre features three interrelated areas of activity: an exciting program of public exhibitions where innovative work by professional Canadian and international artists addresses social, cultural, historical and aesthetic issues; a world-class research centre that conducts research into the history of photography and documentary media, and offers an array of workshops, conferences and publication programs; and the collection, which is home to the acclaimed Black Star Collection of black and white photojournalistic prints, as well as important fine art photographic holdings and artist archives.
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