Welcome to the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC). The RIC is an international centre of excellence at Ryerson University, dedicated to the public exhibition, research, study and teaching of photography and related disciplines, including new media, installation art and film.
The following exhibitions are currently on view at the RIC:
Guest curated by Steve Loft, Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art. combines contemporary artworks and photographs from the Black Star Collection to examine the role of the artist as activist, as chronicler and as provocateur in the ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights and self-empowerment. Artists include Vernon Ah Kee, Sonny Assu, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Dana Claxton, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Alan Michelson, Theo Sims, Skawennati and Jackson 2bears.
Join the conversation online on the blog by contributing knowledge or memories of the individuals and places captured in the 99 Black Star photographs, which are displayed on the Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall during off-gallery hours.
On view from November 6 to December 15, 2013 in the Student Gallery, Elena Malkova: Camera Obscura presents two video works by Elena Malkova, which employ this elemental tool in the development of photography, positing it as a device to reconsider the history of the medium itself. In Portraits (2011), Malkova explores long exposures of early cameras and the efforts of first experimenters to capture a still image of a moving world. In the Light of the Camera Obscura (2012) merges the visual wonder of the dark room with lighting effects developed by dance innovator Loïe Fuller (1869-1928).
Join us for FREE exhibitions tours daily at 2:30pm.