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PAST LECTURES & EVENTS - 2015

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CURATOR AND ARTIST WALK-THROUGHS

Curator and Artist Walk-Throughs

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 @ 6pm
Exhibition tour of Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour and Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women with curator Gaëlle Morel

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 @ 6pm
Exhibition tour of Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour with director Paul Roth

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 @ 6pm
Exhibition tour of Scotiabank Photography Award: Mark Ruwedel with artist Mark Ruwedel

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 @ 6pm
Exhibition tour of Scott Conarroe: Canada By Rail and By Sea with artist Scott Conarroe

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6 pm
Join RIC Exhibitions Curator Gaëlle Morel on a tour of Weegee: Murder Is My Business.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6pm
Join artist Jorge Lozano and guest curator Kate MacKay on tour of Jorge Lozano: MOVING STILL_still life.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6 pm

Join Brian Wallis, former Chief Curator of the International Center of Photography, on a tour of Weegee: Murder Is My Business

 

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NOON TIME COLLECTION TALKS

 

Noon Time Collection Talk

Powerful Days: Charles Moore and the American Civil Rights Movement
Thursday, February 12, 2015, 12pm
Peter Higdon Research Centre
122 Bond Street, RIC-241

Join RIC Registrar Chantal Wilson for a discussion of the work of Charles Moore and its dissemination to the public through the popular illustrated press. As a photographer for Black Star photo agency between 1958 and 1965, Moore amassed a significant body of documentary photography depicting some of the most critical conflicts of the American Civil Rights Movement. His work during this period begins and ends in Montgomery, Alabama: the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s arrest at a courthouse in 1958, and the destination of several thousand civil rights marchers during the legendary Selma-to-Montgomery march in 1965.

Noon Time Collection Talk

Glamour and Photography
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12pm
Peter Higdon Research Centre
122 Bond Street, RIC-241

Join RIC Exhibitions Curator Gaëlle Morel for a discussion about iconic photographs of movie stars and celebrities drawn from the Black Star collection. Morel is the curator of both Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour and Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women, on view at the RIC until April 5, 2015. As much of the works in these exhibitions illustrate, there are recurrent visual tactics that have consistently guided and established a normative representation of stardom and glamour. 

Noon Time Collection Talk

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 12pm
The Work of Elaine Ling: A Conversation with Michael Mitchell

Peter Higdon Research Centre
122 Bond Street, RIC-241

In 2014, the Ryerson Image Centre received an acquisition of thirty-six photographs by Canadian photographer Elaine Ling. These new holdings supplement the existing collection of works by Ling donated in 2002, which as a group represent a significant body of photographs examining constructed environments. Seeking the solitude of deserts and abandoned structures left by ancient cultures, Ling has explored the shifting equilibrium between the natural and the man-made in her photography.

Join photographer and writer Michael Mitchell for a discussion on the themes present in Ling’s work, as well as her photographic practice

Noon Time Collection Talks

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 12 pm
Maia-Mari Sutnik, Curator of Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario

Many photographers have historically demonstrated a fascination with thematic motifs, often plucked from urban environments–windows, entrances, signage, and posters. Join Maia-Mari Sutnik as she explores this topic through examples from the RIC's Photographs collection, including the work of Eugène Atget, David Hlynsky, Berenice Abbott, Werner Wolff and others from the Black Star Collection.  

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 12 pm
Brock Silversides, Director, Media Commons, University of Toronto

Join Brock Silversides, University of Toronto’s Media Commons Director, for a discussion about the Canadian stereographic material in the RIC's newly acquired Dr. Martin J. Bass and Gail Silverman Bass Collection. Silversides will provide historical context for these objects, explore the popularity of the stereo-format, and highlight the work of specific Canadian companies and photographers that have shaped this unique history

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 12 pm
Peter Higdon, Founding Collections Curator of the Ryerson Image Centre

As an influential figure in the history of photography, Andreas Feininger’s career included twenty years as a staff photographer for LIFE magazine. The son of Expressionist painter Lyonel Feininger, he was educated at the Bauhaus in Weimar in the 1920s, and later studied architecture in Dessau. A prolific writer, he is the author of more than fifty books on photography. Join Peter Higdon, Founding Collections Curator of the Ryerson Image Centre, for a presentation on the work of the photojournalist and documentary photographer, Andreas Feininger.

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HOWARD AND CAROLE TANENBAUM LECTURE

Rebecca Belmore

Rebecca Belmore
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7pm
Ryerson University, 80 Gould Street, RCC-204

Join artist Rebecca Belmore for a lecture on her recent work. The event is free and open to the public. Please arrive early to ensure seating.  

Belmore (Anishinaabe) is a member of the Lac Seul First Nation, currently living and working in Montreal. Through a variety of media, including performance, sculpture, video and installation, she confronts Canada's continued colonial impact on First Nations peoples and through her practice subverts both historical and contemporary power structures to release and empower her community through art. 

Her work will appear alongside six other contemporary artists in Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women, on view at the Ryerson Image Centre from January 21 to April 5, 2015. Missed the lecture? You can stream it here.

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SYMPOSIUM

Symposium

Ryerson Image Centre Symposium
Photography Historians: A New Generation?

March 26-28, 2015
School of Image Arts
122 Bond Street, IMA-307

The fourth Ryerson Image Centre Symposium highlights the most current research in the history of photography, bringing emerging scholars from universities worldwide to speak about their bodies of inquiry, their methods and their findings. This rising group of young photo-historians will engage in dialogue with renowned scholars, revealing how contemporary historical inquiry sits within—and departs from—established traditions. 

The Symposium is free and open to the public. Click here for a complete schedule of events.

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LECTURES AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Michèle Pearson Clarke: Parade of Champions

Opening Reception and Artist Talk
Michèle Pearson Clarke in conversation with Deanna Bowen
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 @ 5pm


Join Michèle Pearson Clarke for a talk and conversation with interdisciplinary artist and educator Deanna Bowen about the making of Parade of Champions as well issues related to documenting the black experience.

Sally Mann

Sally Mann in conversation with Paul Roth
Friday, May 22, 2015, 7pm
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street, LIB-72


Sally Mann, one of America's most acclaimed photographers, discusses her new memoir Hold Still, a groundbreaking personal history with the page-turning drama of a great novel. 

Admission is free.
Free books while supplies last! 


The lecture and book giveaway are generously supported by Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. The event is first-come, first-served. Seating is limited.

Missed the event? You can stream it here: https://ryecast.ryerson.ca/48/Watch/8954.aspx

Artist Lecture: Mark Ruwedel

Artist Lecture: Mark Ruwedel
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7pm
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street, LIB-72


Join 2014 Scotiabank Photography Award winner Mark Ruwedel for a discussion on his recent work and artist practice. Mark Ruwedel (b. 1954, American, Canadian citizen) has become one of Canada’s most respected landscape photographers during a career spanning three decades. Working primarily in the western territories of the United States and Canada, Ruwedel documents traces and imprints of human activity on the earth. He describes the process as “an inquiry into the histories, cultural and natural, of places that reveal the land as both a field of human endeavour and an agent of historical processes.” The lecture is presented in conjunction with the Scotiabank Photography Award: Mark Ruwedel exhibition, on view at the RIC from April 29 to June 28, 2015. Arrive early to ensure seating!

Missed the lecture? Stream it here: https://ryecast.ryerson.ca/48/Watch/8848.aspx

Zinnia Naqvi

Artist Talk and Film Screening with Zinnia Naqvi
Tuesday February 3, 2015 @ 3 - 5pm
School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, 122 Bond Street, IMA-307

Join Zinnia Naqvi for an artist talk and screening of her experimental film, Seaview. Combining home video and recent footage along with text, conversations, and testimonials, Seaview reveals the complications of translating culture across time and seas. Naqvi confronts her personal struggle between the ideals of Western and Eastern societies, ultimately confounding any single understanding of Pakistani society.

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Jewelry Benefit

All That Glitters
Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection Jewelry Benefit

Monday, March 23, 2015
Jewelry Sale: 12–4pm and 5–8pm
Presentation: 6pm

Join us for this special sale featuring the Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection, while visiting our current exhibition Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour. At 6pm, Carole Tanenbaum will discuss her own collection of vintage costume jewelry, on display in conjunction with our glamorous exhibition.

25% of the proceeds from the sale will support future initiatives at the Ryerson Image Centre

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Phil Solomon: EMPIRE x 8

Artist Talk with Phil Solomon
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 @ 6 pm

Join acclaimed experimental filmmaker Phil Solomon for a talk on EMPIRE x 8, including his use of machinima—real-time computer graphics—to create cinematic video works.

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