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Hours: Tues/ Thur/ Fri 11-6, Wed 11-8, Sat & Sun 12-5. Please note: The RIC will be closed Tues 9 May 2017, but will resume regular hours Wed 10 May.
admission: FREE.
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Spring / Summer 2017 exhibitions ... more
Spring / Summer 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. 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. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada 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, 7pm:
Lori Blondeau: Asiniy Iskwew. Curator: Bonnie Rubenstein. Lake Devo, Gould Street and Victoria Street. In these large-scale self-portraits, Saskatoon-based Cree / Saulteaux / Métis artist Lori Blondeau poses statuesquely on the sites of significant Plains Indigenous rock formations. Adhered to the ancient stones in Devonian Square – imported from the Canadian Shield – the installation is a powerful reminder of Toronto's pre-colonial history and the continuing importance of ancestral gathering places created for sacred ceremonies and for recording histories. Presented in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival ... more
Lori Blondeau: Asiniy Iskwew.
Curator: Bonnie Rubenstein.
Lake Devo, Gould Street and Victoria Street.
In these large-scale self-portraits, Saskatoon-based Cree / Saulteaux / Métis artist Lori Blondeau poses statuesquely on the sites of significant Plains Indigenous rock formations. Adhered to the ancient stones in Devonian Square – imported from the Canadian Shield – the installation is a powerful reminder of Toronto's pre-colonial history and the continuing importance of ancestral gathering places created for sacred ceremonies and for recording histories. Presented in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Apr 29-Aug 13, 2017 | Spring exhibitions opening party & CONTACT Festival launch party Fri 28 Apr, 7-11pm:
Shelley Niro: Battlefields of My Ancestors. Curator: Bonnie Rubinstein. Flower bed alongside Egerton Ryerson statue, Gould Street at Bond Street. In her ongoing photographic series, Shelley Niro (Mohawk, Turtle Clan) documents the historic battlefields that hold significance for her people. Following the migration route of the Six Nations from upstate New York to southern Ontario – which began during the American Revolutionary War – she captures signs, memorials and landscapes. Situated alongside pre-existing plaques that describe Ryerson University's origins, her images offer a complex perspective on "official" histories. A two-venue installation presented in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and Fort York National Historic Site ... more
Shelley Niro: Battlefields of My Ancestors.
Curator: Bonnie Rubinstein.
Flower bed alongside Egerton Ryerson statue, Gould Street at Bond Street.
In her ongoing photographic series, Shelley Niro (Mohawk, Turtle Clan) documents the historic battlefields that hold significance for her people. Following the migration route of the Six Nations from upstate New York to southern Ontario – which began during the American Revolutionary War – she captures signs, memorials and landscapes. Situated alongside pre-existing plaques that describe Ryerson University's origins, her images offer a complex perspective on "official" histories. A two-venue installation presented in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and Fort York National Historic Site.
Spring exhibitions opening party & CONTACT Festival launch party Fri 28 Apr, 7-11pm ongoing:
Spotlight Canada: Faces That Shaped a Nation. North and west façades of Ryerson Image Centre. On the occasion of Canada's Sesquicentennial, the RIC honours the country's culture with this photographic mural highlighting key figures who helped establish our national identity through their endeavours and resilience. These 14 portraits, arrayed across the RIC's west and north façades, mark the arrival of a new promised gift to Ryerson University – nearly 25,000 photographs of Canadian personalities and events from the 20th century, preserved in The New York Times Photo Archive. Acquired by real estate entrepreneur Chris Bratty and donated as an act of cultural repatriation, the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection further establishes the RIC as an important destination for the study of press photography. This historical panorama (including images of Margaret Atwood, John Candy, Leonard Cohen, Viola Desmond, Chief Dan George, Wayne Gretzky, Yousuf Karsh, k. d. lang, Marshall McLuhan, Oscar Peterson, Mary Pickford, Buffy Sainte-Marie, David Suzuki, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau) symbolizes the diverse generations who have exemplified Canadian achievement. When the RIC first opened in September 2012, the building's façade depicted important North American and European cultural icons. These portraits were drawn from the Black Star Collection of photojournalism, which, despite its rich representation of 20th-century history, includes few images of Canada. The recent arrival of these Canadian photographs from The New York Times Photo Archive provides an ideal opportunity to exchange the first mural for a new one – a glass vista that celebrates the primacy and eminence of our nation's own history and culture. Curated by the Ryerson Image Centre, designed by Kelsey Blackwell and presented in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and Ryerson University ... more
Spotlight Canada: Faces That Shaped a Nation. North and west façades of Ryerson Image Centre.
On the occasion of Canada's Sesquicentennial, the RIC honours the country's culture with this photographic mural highlighting key figures who helped establish our national identity through their endeavours and resilience. These 14 portraits, arrayed across the RIC's west and north façades, mark the arrival of a new promised gift to Ryerson University – nearly 25,000 photographs of Canadian personalities and events from the 20th century, preserved in The New York Times Photo Archive. Acquired by real estate entrepreneur Chris Bratty and donated as an act of cultural repatriation, the Rudolph P. Bratty Family Collection further establishes the RIC as an important destination for the study of press photography.
This historical panorama (including images of Margaret Atwood, John Candy, Leonard Cohen, Viola Desmond, Chief Dan George, Wayne Gretzky, Yousuf Karsh, k. d. lang, Marshall McLuhan, Oscar Peterson, Mary Pickford, Buffy Sainte-Marie, David Suzuki, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau) symbolizes the diverse generations who have exemplified Canadian achievement. When the RIC first opened in September 2012, the building's façade depicted important North American and European cultural icons. These portraits were drawn from the Black Star Collection of photojournalism, which, despite its rich representation of 20th-century history, includes few images of Canada. The recent arrival of these Canadian photographs from The New York Times Photo Archive provides an ideal opportunity to exchange the first mural for a new one – a glass vista that celebrates the primacy and eminence of our nation's own history and culture. Curated by the Ryerson Image Centre, designed by Kelsey Blackwell and presented in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and Ryerson University.
Jun 7-Jul 2, 2017 | opening Thur 8 Jun, 6-8pm:
Sean Stiller: Cyéwmen. Student Gallery ... more
Sean Stiller: Cyéwmen. Student Gallery.
Jul 12-Aug 13, 2017 | opening Wed 12 Jul, 6-8pm:
Jordan Browne: Sweet Dreams, Francis. Student Gallery ... more
Jordan Browne: Sweet Dreams, Francis. Student Gallery.
Wednesdays open late:
Ryerson Image Centre is open late every Wednesday, until 8pm, and admission is always FREE! ... more
Ryerson Image Centre is open late every Wednesday, until 8pm, and admission is always FREE!
PUBLIC RECEPTIONS ... more
PUBLIC RECEPTIONS –
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 21 Jun, 7pm:
Artist talk Max Dean, in conjunction with the exhibition Max Dean: As Yet Untitled. Location: School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, 122 Bond Street, Room IMA-307 ... more
Artist talk Max Dean, in conjunction with the exhibition Max Dean: As Yet Untitled. Location: School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, 122 Bond Street, Room IMA-307.
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.
(www.ryerson.ca/ric).