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RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

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SCOTIABANK PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: SUZY LAKE


SCOTIABANK PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: SUZY LAKE

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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MAX DEAN: AS YET UNTITLED


MAX DEAN: AS YET UNTITLED

April 29 – August 13, 2017
University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

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.

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MONNET, JEFF BARNABY, MICHELLE LATIMER


SOUVENIR: KENT MONKMAN, CAROLINE MONNET, JEFF BARNABY, MICHELLE LATIMER

April 29 – August 13, 2017
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Ryerson Image Centre

Souvenir presents four short films addressing Indigenous identity and representation through reworked material from the National Film Board’s (NFB) archives. This film series is also produced by the NFB.

 

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SPOTLIGHT CANADA: FACES THAT SHAPED A NATION


SPOTLIGHT CANADA: FACES THAT SHAPED A NATION

Ryerson Image Centre, west façade

On the occasion of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the RIC honours the country’s culture with this photographic mural highlighting key personalities who have helped establish our national identity through their endeavours and resilience. These 14 portraits, arrayed across the RIC’s west façade, celebrate a new promised gift to the collection—a cache of nearly 25,000 press photographs of Canadian personalities and events from the 20th century, preserved in The New York Times Photo Archive.

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SHELLEY NIRO: BATTLEFIELDS OF MY ANCESTORS


SHELLEY NIRO: BATTLEFIELDS OF MY ANCESTORS

April 29 – August 13, 2017
Curator: Bonnie Rubenstein
Flowerbed alongside Egerton Ryerson statue, Gould Street at Bond Street & Fort York Historic Site

In her ongoing photographic series, Shelley Niro (Mohawk, turtle clan) documents the historic battlefields that hold significance for her people. A public installation of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. A two-venue installation presented by CONTACT in partnership with Fort York Historic Site, Ryerson Image Centre and Ryerson University.

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LORI BLONDEAU: ASINIY ESCHEW


LORI BLONDEAU: ASINIY ISKWEW

April 29 – August 13, 2017
Curator: Bonnie Rubenstein
Lake Devo, Gould Street and Victoria Street

In these large-scale self-portraits, Saskatoonbased Cree/Saulteaux/Métis artist Lori Blondeau poses statuesquely on the sites of significant Plains Indigenous rock formations. A public installation presented by the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in partnership with the Ryerson Image Centre and Ryerson University.

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SEAN STILLER: CYÉWMEN


SEAN STILLER: CYÉWMEN

June 8 – July 2, 2017
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

Cyéwmen is a meditation on a cycle of sustenance woven through traditional knowledge of the Secwepemc—a people defiantly standing against the brutal efficiency of commercial fishing and resource extraction. 

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