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RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE

MAX DEAN: AS YET UNTITLED
April 29 – August 13, 2017
Curator: Gaëlle Morel
University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

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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

 

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.
MAX DEAN: AS YET UNTITLED

Image caption: Max Dean, As Yet Untitled, 1992–1995, view of robotic installation, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1997. Courtesy of the artist and the Art Gallery of Ontario © Max Dean

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