RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE

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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

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SCOTIABANK PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: STAN DOUGLAS


SCOTIABANK PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
STAN DOUGLAS

May 1 – June 1, 2014
Guest Curated by Robert Bean
Main Gallery


The stories, sites and events that Douglas explores are populist, literate and timely. Frequently, his photographs describe the overlooked histories of cultural identity, displacement and injustice that reveal an uncanny resemblance to present-day events.
This exhibition will emphasize the significance of the photographic image in the critical and historical reception of Stan Douglas’ approach to art and media.  

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 ZANELE MUHOLI: FACES AND PHASES


ZANELE MUHOLI: FACES AND PHASES

May 1 – June 1 and June 18 – August 24, 2014
Curated by Dr. Gaëlle Morel
University Gallery


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 is also a Primary Exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

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BENNY NEMEROFSKY RAMSAY AND ALEESA COHENE: THE SAME PROBLEM 5


BENNY NEMEROFSKY RAMSAY AND ALEESA COHENE: THE SAME PROBLEM 5  

May 1 – June 1 and June 18 – August 24, 2014
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall


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 is also a Public Installation of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

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CURIOUS ANARCHY: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION OF MAIA-MARI SUTNIK


CURIOUS ANARCHY: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION OF MAIA-MARI SUTNIK

May 1 – June 1, 2014
Instructed by Sophie Hackett and Dr. Gaëlle Morel
Student Gallery


Curious Anarchy: The Photographic Collection of Maia-Mari Sutnik displays a selection of photographic objects from the private collection of Maia-Mari Sutnik, curator, photography, special projects at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). This exhibition, its accompanying publication and digital component are conceived by second-year students in the film and photography preservation and collections management master of arts program at Ryerson University.

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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


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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JULIE GEMUEND: IMPRINT


JULIE GEMUEND: IMPRINT

June 18 – July 13, 2014
Student Gallery


Using the artist’s own body as both conduit and canvas, the project explores the intrinsic nature of this dynamic by imprinting the desert landscape onto human flesh. Tapping into the elements of the natural world, the imprint brings harmony to the inner and outer landscapes within the human being.

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JUDY RUZYLO: THE ORDER OF THINGS


JUDY RUZYLO: THE ORDER OF THINGS

July 23 – August 24, 2014
Great Hall


This video installation explores the relations between gender, identity and society using the observations by 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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