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RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

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In winter 2017, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) and Black Artist's Networks Dialogue (BAND) team up to present a season of exhibitions exploring historical and ongoing struggles for justice between people of colour and police forces representing the state. Attica USA 1971: Images and Sounds of a Rebellion; Birmingham, Alabama, 1963: Dawoud Bey/Black Star; Adam Pendleton: My Education, A Portrait of David Hilliard; and From the Collection: Sister(s) in the Struggle will be on view at the RIC from January 18 to April 9. BAND presents No Justice, No Peace: From Ferguson to Toronto at the Gladstone Hotel from February 2 to 26. 

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ATTICA, USA 1971: IMAGES AND SOUNDS OF A REBELLION


ATTICA, USA 1971: IMAGES AND SOUNDS OF A REBELLION

January 18 – April 9, 2017
Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre
Co-produced by: Le Point du Jour (Cherbourg, France)
With generous support from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Including extraordinary photo-reportage alongside a range of popular art, this exhibition recounts the notorious 1971 insurrection at Attica Correctional Facility in western New York State, and the multivalent cultural response that followed.

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BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, 1963: DAWOUD BEY / BLACK STAR


BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, 1963: DAWOUD BEY / BLACK STAR    

January 18 – April 9, 2017
University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre


Dawoud Bey’s photographic portraits commemorating the victims of the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, are contextualized alongside photojournalistic prints from the RIC’s Black Star Collection.

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ADAM PENDLETON: MY EDUCATION, A PORTRAIT OF DAVID HILLIARD


ADAM PENDLETON: MY EDUCATION, A PORTRAIT OF DAVID HILLIARD

January 18 – April 9, 2017
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Ryerson Image Centre


Revisiting a 1968 gun battle between California police and America’s Black Panther Party, Adam Pendleton’s video draws on eyewitness accounts to raise questions about an event that continues to reverberate deeply today.  

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SISTER(S) IN THE STRUGGLE: ANGELA DAVIS AND KATHLEEN CLEAVER


FROM THE COLLECTION
SISTER(S) IN THE STRUGGLE: ANGELA DAVIS AND KATHLEEN CLEAVER

January 18 – April 9, 2017
Great Hall, Ryerson Image Centre
Guest Curator: Julie Crooks


This edition of From the Collection features photographs culled from the RIC’s Black Star Collection of photojournalism, showing Angela Davis and Kathleen Cleaver, leading female figures of the Black Panther Party. 

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BENJAMIN FREEDMAN: OBSERVATIONS OF FOREIGN OBJECTS IN A REMOTE TOWN


BENJAMIN FREEDMAN: OBSERVATIONS OF FOREIGN OBJECTS IN A REMOTE TOWN

March 8 – April 9, 2017
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre


The exhibition presents a series of photographs and a wall-mounted vinyl image produced by artist Ben Freedman while in residence at the NES Artist Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland.

 

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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

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SCOTIABANK PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: SUZY LAKE


SCOTIABANK PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: SUZY LAKE

Opening Party: April 28, 7 pm
April 29 – August 13, 2017
Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

This exhibition celebrates the career of Canadian artist Suzy Lake, 2016 Scotiabank Photography Award winner, renowned internationally for her work on self-representation, female identity and the aging body. Presented by Scotiabank, organized by the Ryerson Image Centre, and is a primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

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