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RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE

SHELLEY NIRO: BATTLEFIELDS OF MY ANCESTORS
April 29 – August 13, 2017
Opening April 28, 7–11 pm
Curator: Bonnie Rubenstein
Flowerbed alongside Egerton Ryerson statue, Gould Street at Bond Street & Fort York National Historic Site

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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 Fort York National Historic Site

A public installation 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.
SHELLEY NIRO: BATTLEFIELDS OF MY ANCESTORS

Image caption: Shelley Niro, Mouth of the Grand Port Maitland, 2014

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