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RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

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 WHAT IT MEANS TO BE SEEN: PHOTOGRAPHY AND QUEER VISIBILITY


WHAT IT MEANS TO BE SEEN: PHOTOGRAPHY AND QUEER VISIBILITY

June 18 – August 24, 2014
Guest Curated by Sophie Hackett
Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre


Mounted in celebration of WorldPride 2014, this exhibition addresses the importance of visibility, long tied to the campaign for greater acceptance of those in the gay community. Representation of queer people in mass media outlets has undeniably increased over the last four decades, as have LGBT rights; and photography has played a key role in this.

Presented by TD Bank Group

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 ZANELE MUHOLI: FACES AND PHASES


ZANELE MUHOLI: FACES AND PHASES

June 18 – August 24, 2014
Curated by Dr. Gaëlle Morel
University Gallery
, Ryerson Image Centre

Zanele Muholi’s Faces and Phases (2006 – ongoing) aims to address the representation of black lesbian and queer identity, focusing largely on post-apartheid South Africa. This ongoing series of large black and white photographs includes more than 240 portraits, of which 36 are exhibited at the RIC to coincide with the celebration of WorldPride 2014 in Toronto. This exhibition was also a Primary Exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

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BENNY NEMEROFSKY RAMSAY AND ALEESA COHENE: THE SAME PROBLEM 5


ALEESA COHENE AND BENNY NEMEROFSKY RAMSAY: THE SAME PROBLEM 5  

June 18 – August 24, 2014
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall
, Ryerson Image Centre

Acclaimed Canadian media artists Aleesa Cohene and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay present the latest instalment of an ongoing collaborative project. The Same Problem 5 explores questions of the ego and memory within a reconstruction of deeply felt media experiences. This exhibition was also a Public Installation of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

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WYNNE NEILLY: FEMALE TO "MALE"


WYNNE NEILLY: FEMALE TO "MALE"

July 23 – August 24, 2014
Student Gallery
, Ryerson Image Centre

Female to “Male” is a self-portrait project documenting the artist’s transition from female to “male” through weekly photographs, recorded vocal changes, documents and objects that represent a segment or moment in his gender exploration. The project offers an intimate view into the physical, psychological, medical and financial changes Neilly has undergone to shape and explore his gender.

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JUDY RUZYLO: THE ORDER OF THINGS


JUDY RUZYLO: THE ORDER OF THINGS

July 23 – August 24, 2014
University Gallery Reading Room
, Ryerson Image Centre

This video installation explores the relations between gender, identity and society, using the observations and lived experience of a diverse group of transgender individuals. Reframing the image as an encounter with the viewer, the work challenges us to consider that the ways in which we do not understand are as important as the ways we do.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

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DISPATCH: WAR PHOTOGRAPHS IN PRINT, 1854–2008


DISPATCH: WAR PHOTOGRAPHS IN PRINT, 1854–2008

Curator: Dr. Thierry Gervais
September 17 – December 7, 2014
Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre


From Roger Fenton’s photographs of the Crimean War (1854–55) to Louie Palu’s videos from Afghanistan (2008), DISPATCH: War Photographs in Print, 1854–2008 will investigate how photographic representation of war has evolved in the Western press over 150 years. Through photographs, magazine spreads, slide shows and newsreels, this exhibition will highlight the production of photographs and the collaboration between photographers and picture editors in the making of visual news.

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HARUN FAROCKI: SERIOUS GAMES I–IV


HARUN FAROCKI: SERIOUS GAMES I–IV

September 17 – December 7, 2014
Curator: Dr. Gaëlle Morel
University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre


The four-part installation Serious Games I–IV (2009–10) deals with video game technology and aesthetics used by the American army to train soldiers for combat in practices of modern warfare. In this work, Farocki focuses on military techniques of simulation and the management of post-traumatic stress disorder experienced by soldiers returning from the Middle East.

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PUBLIC STUDIO: DRONE WEDDING


PUBLIC STUDIO: DRONE WEDDING

September 17 – December 19, 2014
Curator: Dr. Gaëlle Morel
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Ryerson Image Centre


In their ongoing investigation of war in the everyday, Public Studio use drone technology as a starting point to engage in conversations about surveillance and image making.

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SAM COTTER: SPIT AND IMAGE


SAM COTTER: SPIT AND IMAGE

September 17 – October 26, 2014
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

Toronto-based artist and writer Sam Cotter works across photography, film, installation and sculpture to examine issues of visual representation.

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REMEMBERING THE REAL WINNIE: THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BEAR TURNS 100


REMEMBERING THE REAL WINNIE: THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BEAR TURNS 100

November 6 – December 7, 2014
Curated by Kate Addleman-Frankel, FPPCM Alumna and Irene Gammel, MLCRC Director
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

The interdisciplinary project Remembering the Real Winnie features the archives of Canadian soldier and veterinarian Harry Colebourn (1887–1947), the owner of the bear that inspired AA Milne’s world famous Winnie the Pooh books.  

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BURN WITH DESIRE: PHOTOGRAPHY AND GLAMOUR


BURN WITH DESIRE: PHOTOGRAPHY AND GLAMOUR

January 21 – April 5, 2015
Curated by Dr. Gaëlle Morel
Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

From Edward Steichen’s iconic portrait of silent film star Gloria Swanson (1924) to Annie Leibovitz’s influential gatefold covers for Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood issue (1995-2014), this multimedia exhibition offers a sweeping, yet considered view of photography’s role in defining glamour since the 1920s.   

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ANTI-GLAMOUR: PORTRAITS OF WOMEN


ANTI-GLAMOUR: PORTRAITS OF WOMEN

January 21 – April 5, 2015
Curated by Dr. Gaëlle Morel
University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women presents photographic and video portraits by artists who address issues of female representation. Works by Marie Le Mounier, Katherine Lannin, Rebecca Belmore, Ange Leccia, Gunilla Josephson, Jo Spence and Leila Zahiri challenge stereotypes while claiming an alternative presence for women in the public sphere.

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TOURING EXHIBITIONS

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Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness


ROBERT BURLEY: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF DARKNESS

September 20, 2014 – January 4, 2015
George Eastman House


Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness examines both the dramatic and historical demise of film-manufacturing facilities and industrial darkrooms. The photographs taken between 2005 and 2010 speak to sites and events related to the key corporations involved in this transformation, such as Kodak, Agfa and Ilford. As an artist working in photography for the past thirty years, Burley has been both an observer and a participant in this radical transition. This exhibition addresses both the emergence of a new technology, which irrevocably changed photography, as well as the abrupt and rapid breakdown of a century old industry, which embodies the medium’s material culture.

For further information, please visit: www.eastmanhouse.org

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