RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE

UPCOMING LECTURES & EVENTS

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Public Programs

Each exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre is accompanied by public opening receptions, gallery tours, lectures, conferences, symposia, screenings and more. The Research Centre also presents "Noon Time Collection Talks;" intimate conversations focusing on the Ryerson Image Centre’s vast photography collections.

All public programs are free admission and open to the public.


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CURATOR AND ARTIST WALK-THROUGHS

Artist and Curator Walk-Throughs

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 6pm
Exhibition tour of Scotiabank Photography Award: Stan Douglas with guest curator Robert Bean

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 @ 6pm
Exhibition tour of What It Means To Be Seen: Photography and Queer Visibility with guest curator Sophie Hackett

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 6pm
Exhibition tour of What It Means To Be Seen: Photography and Queer Visibility with guest curator Sophie Hackett

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PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS OPENING RECEPTIONS

Exhibitions Opening

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 @ 6 - 8pm
Please join us to celebrate the opening of Curious Anarchy: The Photographic Collection of Maia-Mari Sutnik.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 @ 6 - 8pm
Please join us to celebrate the opening of What It Means To Be Seen: Photography and Queer Visiblity and Julie Gemuend: Imprint, as well as the re-opening of Zanele Muholi: Faces And Phases and Aleesa Cohene and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay: The Same Problem 5. To learn more about the exhibitions, click here.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 6 - 8pm
Please join us to celebrate the opening of Judy Ruzylo: The Order of Things and Wynne Neilly: Female to “Male.”

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NOON TIME COLLECTION TALKS
All Noon Time Collection Talks are open to the public and take place at the Research Centre (RIC-241), located on the second floor of 122 Bond Street.
 

Charlene Heath: The Memorial Archive of Jo Spence

Charlene Heath: The Memorial Archive of Jo Spence
April 17, 2014 @ 12pm  

Jo Spence was a London-based feminist, activist artist whose career in photography began in the mid 1960s. Working first for already established commercial photographers, Spence eventually opened her own studio specializing in weddings, portraiture, and actors’ portfolios. She is best known, however, for her radical, collaborative documentary work begun in the mid-1970s, forcing her to abandon her commercial work to take up explorations of issues surrounding health, class, self-image, and the family album. The Ryerson Image Centre is home to the Jo Spence Memorial Archive comprised of photographs and textual ephemera that function as the contextual scaffolding of Spence’s practice.

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LECTURES
All lectures are FREE. No registration required.
 

Kodak Lecture Series: Stan Douglas

Kodak Lecture Series: Stan Douglas
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
LIB-72, 350 Victoria Street

Acclaimed Vancouver artist Stan Douglas will discuss his most recent work. Douglas is the winner of the third annual Scotiabank Photography Award (SPA), Canada’s largest annual peer reviewed celebration of excellence in Canadian contemporary photography. The lecture is presented by the Ryerson Image Centre and the School of Image Arts. Admission is FREE. No registration required. Please arrive early to ensure seating.

The RIC is also pleased to offer a pre-lecture exhibition preview of Scotiabank Photography Award: Stan Douglas from 3pm to 7pm. The exhibition opens officially on May 1 and runs until June 1, 2014.


RIC Lecture: Zanele Muholi

RIC Lecture: Zanele Muholi
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Great Hall, Ryerson Image Centre

Artist Zanele Muholi will speak about her exhibition Zanele Muholi: Faces and Phases on view at the Ryerson Image Centre, May 1 – June 1 and June 18 – August 24, 2014. As a visual activist for the rights of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) people in South Africa and beyond, Muholi endeavours to radically change the conventional perception of lesbian and transgender communities, who suffer from an epidemic of continuous attacks: “corrective” and “curative” rapes, physical and psychological assaults, and hate crimes.

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SYMPOSIUM

COLLECTING AND CURATING PHOTOGRAPHS: BETWEEN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Collecting and Curating Photographs:
Between Private and Public Collections


May 1 – 3, 2014

Eaton Lecture Theatre, RCC-204
Rogers Communications Centre, 80 Gould Street


Collectors, curators, and scholars will discuss how the photograph has become a collectible item and subject of academic study since the nineteenth century.

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EXHIBITION TOURS

Docent-Lead Tours

Daily @ 2:30pm

The RIC is pleased to offer daily guided walking-tours of all current exhibitions by trained docents. Tours begin inside the Great Hall and run for approximately 45 minutes, including time for questions and comments. No registration is required and all tours are FREE to the public! For more information or to inquire about special requests, group bookings or accessibility accommodations, please contact ric@ryerson.ca or call 416.979.5164.

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