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The Ryerson Image Centre focuses on documentary photography with four new exhibitions

Dec 16 2013

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) will mark its 2014 winter season with the opening of Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness and three other exhibitions, including Phil Bergerson: Emblems and Remnants of the American Dream, Pierre Tremblay – Black Star Subject: Canada and Elisa Julia Gilmour: Something in Someone's Eye.

Through the use of documentary photography and film, each exhibition examines a transforming cultural landscape. The public opening reception will take place on January 22, 2014, 6 - 8 p.m.

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2014 Winter exhibitions at the Ryerson Image Centre

Oct 23 2013

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) marks its 2014 winter season with four exhibitions that focus on national, social and technological histories.

Through the use of documentary photography and film, each exhibition examines a transforming cultural landscape.

The public opening reception will take place on January 22, 2014, 6 – 8 p.m.

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Fall exhibitions and events at the Ryerson Image Centre

Oct 8 2013

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) celebrates its second fall season in Toronto with a line-up of dynamic exhibitions and events.

On view until December 15, Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art. explores the act of resistance in contemporary indigenous art through the work of aboriginal artists and photographs from the Black Star Collection.

Opening November 6, 2013, Elena Malkova: Camera Obscura presents two video works, which reconsider the history of the camera obscura.

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Paul Roth appointed Director of Ryerson Image Centre 

Aug 7 2013

Mohamed Lachemi, provost and vice president academic at Ryerson University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Roth as the new director of the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC).

The appointment is for a five-year term beginning autumn 2013.

Paul Roth brings to the Ryerson Image Centre more than 25 years experience with some of the most important photography collections in North America.

Most recently, he was senior curator and director of photography and media arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., where he served two tenures in different capacities over 16 years.

He has held positions at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and at the Center for Creative Photography in Arizona.

Roth also served as executive director of The Richard Avedon Foundation in New York, where he led one of the most successful single-artist photography auctions in history.

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Ryerson Image Centre Director Doina Popescu to become Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Ryerson University 

Jun 27 2013

Doina Popescu, Founding Director of the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC), has announced that she will be leaving her position as Director in autumn of 2013.

Ms. Popescu will become a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Ryerson University, working on special projects with the Provost and Vice President Academic, the Ryerson Image Centre’s new director, and the extensive community that the RIC has developed over the past five years.

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Gabor Szilasi: The Eloquence of the Everyday at the Ryerson Image Centre Main Gallery Summer 2013 

Jun 12 2013

Gabor Szilasi: The Eloquence of the Everyday combines portraits, domestic and commercial interiors, cityscapes, and images of rural life.

It also includes environmental portraiture, a genre of photography in which the setting— a person’s home, workplace, or even a public place—plays an essential role in describing the subject.

The exhibition is organized into three geographically-based themes: Hungary, Rural Quebec and Montreal.

The exhibition includes early images of Hungary in the 1950s, as well as those made since 1980.

The photographs of rural Quebec date principally from the 1970s, while those of Montreal span the years from the late 1950s to the present.

Within each section, architectural, town and city views mingle with portraits to reveal Szilasi’s belief in the centrality of community.

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GHOST DANCE Activism. Resistance. Art. at the intersection of events and artistic practice, Aboriginal artists manifest an aesthetic of resistance 

May 27 2013

Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art. combines commissioned works, existing works 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, self determination and sovereignty.

The exhibition, curated by Steven Loft, will be on view September 18 - December 15, 2013 in the Ryerson Image Centre’s Main Gallery, University Gallery, and on the Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall.

Artists include Sonny Assu, Vernon Ah Kee, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Dana Claxton, Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Alan Michelson, Theo Sims, Skawennati, and Jackson 2bears.

The public opening reception for Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art. will take place Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 6-8pm.

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Summer exhibitions and events at the Ryerson Image Centre 

Mar 11 2013

The Ryerson Image Centre’s (RIC) first summer exhibitions since opening in September 2012 address themes of the city and immigration.

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Celebrate and discuss photography at The Ryerson Image Centre during Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 2013

Feb 14 2013

The Ryerson Image Centre celebrates photography as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival taking place throughout Toronto during the month of May.

An international photography symposium, the launch of an extraordinary hand-made photography book by Lumiere Press, and four new exhibitions, including two Scotiabank Photography Award Exhibition: Arnaud Maggs and Arthur S. Goss: Works and Days that are Primary Exhibitions in Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, will all take place at the Ryerson Image Centre.

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March exhibitions and events at The Ryerson Image Centre

Feb 11 2013

Clive Holden invites public nominations of photographs for UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS

Kodak Lecture: Gabor Szilasi in conversation with David Harris

Opening
Gemma Warren: Year Zero. A Prison With No Walls

Noon Time Talk: 
Phil Bergerson, Shards of America And Beyond

Continuing: 
Human Rights Human Wrongs, Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images

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Alfredo Jaar discusses his recent work at Kodak Lecture in Toronto

Feb 4 2013

The Ryerson Image Centre and the School of Image Arts are pleased to present Chilean-born New York-based artist, architect, and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar in a Kodak Lecture entitled It is Difficult, in which he will discuss his most recent projects around the world.

The Kodak Lecture will take place on Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7:00 p.m., at Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, LIB-72.

The Kodak Lecture: Alfredo Jaar It is Difficult complements the exhibition Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images curated by Dr. Gaelle Morel, currently on view at the Ryerson Image Centre.

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Six reasons to go to the Ryerson Image Centre during Black History Month 2013

Jan 28 2013

Exhibition Human Rights Human Wrongs, Alfredo Jaar's multi-media exhibition The Politics of Images, Dominic Nahr's Captive State, and Clive Holden's UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS are among the exhibitions and events centering around human rights and inclusion taking place at the Ryerson Image Centre during Black History Month 2013.

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Human rights is the focus of four new exhibitions at the Ryerson Image Centre, January–April, 2013

Jan 17 2013

Four new exhibitions at the Ryerson Image Centre address human rights and further the thought- provoking curatorial vision of director Doina Popescu.

Human Rights Human Wrongs; Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images; Clive Holden: UnAmerican Unfamous; and Dominic Nahr: Captive State open on Wednesday January 23, 2013.

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