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THE EDGE OF THE EARTH: CLIMATE CHANGE IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO
September 14 – December 4, 2016
Guest curated by Dr. Bénédicte Ramade

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THE EDGE OF THE EARTH: CLIMATE CHANGE IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO

Image caption: Hicham Berrada, Celeste, 2014. Still image from HD Video. Courtesy of the artist and kamel mennour, Paris


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Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Join us to celebrate our fall exhibitions, including Weegee: Murder Is My Business, Jorge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life and William Davis and Michael Markieta: Geographies of Urban Form.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Join us to celebrate our fall exhibitions, including Weegee: Murder Is My Business, Jorge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life and William Davis and Michael Markieta: Geographies of Urban Form.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Join us to celebrate our fall exhibitions, including Weegee: Murder Is My Business, Jorge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life and William Davis and Michael Markieta: Geographies of Urban Form.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Join us to celebrate our fall exhibitions, including Weegee: Murder Is My Business, Jorge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life and William Davis and Michael Markieta: Geographies of Urban Form.

Increasingly and forebodingly, artists are turning their attention to the subject of climate change, in poignant and often confrontational ways. The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video features recent and historic work by a range of pioneering and visionary artists from around the world. Photojournalism from the RIC’s famed Black Star Collection is also included, contextualising artistic reflections alongside half a century of historical reportage on the environment.

The Edge of the Earth questions traditional views and challenges our environmental consciousness, proceeding from the conviction that humans have entered the Era of the Anthropocene, dominating the planet in its uppermost layers and outermost edges. Guest curated by Montréal-based art historian Dr. Bénédicte Ramade, this in-depth exhibition attempts to foster a reconsideration of climate change, envisioning the present crises and future consequences of humanity’s harsh imprint on our planet.

To accompany the exhibition, the RIC is pleased to partner with Black Dog Publishing to present a large-format book with critical texts by Bénédicte Ramade and T. J. Demos. 

Admission to the gallery is always free. The Ryerson Image Centre is located one block north-east of Yonge and Dundas in the heart of the Ryerson University campus. Click here to see our hours of operation.

Participating artists include: Andreas Rutkauskas, Brandi Merolla, Hicham Berrada, Jean-Pierre Aubé, Paul Walde, Evariste Richer, Adrien Missika, Peter Goin, Isabelle Hayeur, Julian Charrière, Nicholas Baier, Benoit Aquin, Naoya Hatakeyama, Edward Burtynsky, Amy Balkin, Richard Misrach, Robert Rauschenberg, Sharon Stewart, Chris Jordan, Mishka Henner, Paola Pivi, Gideon Mendel, Raymond Boisjoly, Joel Sternfeld

Black Star photographers include: Tom Ebenhoh, Belluschi, Michael Crummett, Gene Daniels, Dennis Brack, Don Rutledge

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The RIC has also commissioned Toronto-based art collective Madeleine Co. to create Climate Talks, an 8-episode video series featuring discussions between children and adults about their hopes, fears and failings as they confront a future impacted by climate change. Watch the trailer at https://vimeo.com/176418365Climate Talks is made possible with generous support from the City of Toronto through Toronto Arts Council and ArtReach Toronto. 

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