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Winter 2019

Winter Exhibitions Opening Party

Join us to celebrate a new season of exhibitions. Light refreshments and cash bar provided.

Wednesday, January 23
6:00–8:00 pm

Opening Night

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Artist Talk with Laura Henno

Join French artist Laura Henno for a talk on her work, in conjunction with her silent video M’Tsamboro on view on our Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall.

Wednesday, January 30
7:00 pm

Artist Talk

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

[CANCELLED] Special Exhibition Tour of True to the Eyes: The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection

Join curators Paul Roth and Charlene Heath for a behind-the-scenes look at True to the Eyes: The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection.

Wednesday, February 6
6:00 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Petrija Dos Santos

Want to learn more about the RIC's collection? Join Petrija Dos Santos for a talk about the ethical responsibilities of the outsider photographer. Selected from a competitive open call for Ryerson students and recent alumni, Dos Santos will utilize objects from our collection as case studies.

Thursday, February 7
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

Collectors in Conversation

Building the Tanenbaum Collection with Howard and Carole Tanenbaum, Howard Greenberg and Stephen Bulger, moderated by Paul Roth

Join us for this talk on building a collection in conjunction with True to the Eyes: The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection. Watch the video

Wednesday, February 13
7:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Tanenbaum Lecture with Rafael Goldchain

The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Lecture Series is co-presented biannually by the Ryerson Image Centre and the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University. Watch the video

Wednesday, March 6
7:00 pm

Tanenbaum Lecture

Opening Party for Fehn Foss: A Broader Sense of Belonging

Join us to celebrate the opening of Fehn Foss: A Broader Sense of Belonging in our student gallery.

Thursday, March 7
6:00–8:00 pm

Opening Night

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Anna Jedrzejowski and Charlene Heath 

Want to learn more about the RIC's collection? Join Anna Jedrzejowski, RIC Collection Cataloguer and Reference Specialist, and Charlene Heath, RIC Archives Assistant and co-curator of True to the Eyes: The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection, for a discussion on the haptic nature of 19th- century photographic objects. The talk will feature works from the RIC's holdings alongside examples from the speakers' personal collections, offering audience members the opportunity to touch and engage with specific objects.

Free and open to the public. No RSVP required. 

Thursday, March 14
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

Special Exhibition Tour of True to the Eyes: The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection

Join Paul Roth and Carole Tanenbaum for a behind-the-scenes look at True to the Eyes: The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection.

Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Wednesday, March 20
6:00 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Spring/Summer 2019

Noon Time Collection Talk with Enriqueta Zafra

Want to learn more about the RIC's collection? Join Enriqueta Zafra, Associate Professor in Ryerson University's Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, for a talk commemorating the 80th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War. Focusing on works from the Black Star Collection of photojournalism, Zafra will discuss the conflict's relationship to the advancement of war photography.

Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Thursday, April 4
12:00 pm

Collection Talk

CONTACT Festival Launch Party / Summer Exhibitions Opening Party

Join us at the Ryerson Image Centre for the launch of the 2019 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and the opening of our summer season of exhibitions. Free and open to the public! 

Wednesday, May 1
7–11 pm

Opening Night

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Artist Talk with Moyra Davey

Join 2018 Scotiabank Photography Award winner Moyra Davey for a talk about her work, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Scotiabank Photography Award: Moyra Davey. Watch the video

No RSVP required; please arrive early to ensure seating. 

Wednesday, May 8
7 pm

Artist Talk

Ryerson University School of Image Arts
122 Bond Street, room IMA-307 (third floor)

Special Exhibition Tour of Scotiabank Photography Award: Moyra Davey

Join curator Gaëlle Morel and writer and curator Brian Sholis for a behind-the-scenes tour of Scotiabank Photography Award: Moyra Davey.

Wednesday, May 22
6 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Artist and Curator in Conversation: Meryl McMaster with Gaëlle Morel

Join curator Gaëlle Morel for a conversation with artist Meryl McMaster on her exhibition As Immense as the Sky. Watch the video

Wednesday, June 5
7 pm

Artist Talk

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Opening Party and Artist Talk for Pearson Ripley: Shut Away

Join us for a party and artist talk to celebrate the opening of Pearson Ripley: Shut Away in the RIC Student Gallery. 

Wednesday, June 19
6–8 pm

Opening Night and Artist Talk

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Special Exhibition Tour of Scotiabank Photography Award: Moyra Davey

Join curator Gaëlle Morel and writer and curator Brian Sholis for a behind-the-scenes tour of Scotiabank Photography Award: Moyra Davey.

Wednesday, July 17
6 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Fall 2019

Fall Exhibitions Opening Party

Join us to celebrate a new season of exhibitions. Light refreshments and cash bar provided.

Wednesday, September 11
6–8 pm 

Opening Party

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Peter Higdon

A Transformative Acquisition: The Gift of Mira Godard

Join the RIC’s Founding Collections Curator Peter Higdon for a talk on Toronto gallerist Mira Godard’s generous 1994 gift of fifty-seven works from her personal collection to Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts. Photographs by Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Eugène Atget, Bill Brandt, Wynn Bullock and Maurice Tabard, each a significant figure in the history of photography, make up the donation now held by the Ryerson Image Centre. Higdon will show and discuss a selection of the works and speak about backstory of this important acquisition.

Thursday, September 19
12 pm

Collection Talk

Curators in Conversation: Sandrine Colard with Julie Crooks

Join Sandrine Colard, guest curator of The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture, and Julie Crooks, Associate Curator at the AGO, for a conversation about the making of the RIC exhibition, which celebrates the viewpoints of women in African photography from the nineteenth-century to today. Watch the video

Please arrive early, as seating is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sandrine Colard is an art historian, writer and curator based in New York, United States, and Brussels, Belgium. A specialist of modern and contemporary African arts (PhD Columbia University), Colard is a professor at Rutgers University-Newark, United States, and has been appointed Artistic Director of the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale 2019, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Colard is working on her book about the history of photography in the DRC (awarded 2019–2020 Ford Foundation Fellowship).

Julie Crooks is Associate Curator, Photography at the AGO. Crooks received her PhD in the Department of History of Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, England, where her research focused on historical photography in Sierra Leone, West Africa and the diaspora. She has curated and co-curated a number of exhibitions in Toronto, including Mickalene Thomas: Femmes Noires at the AGO (2018–2019).

Wednesday, September 25
7 pm

Panel Discussion

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Lodestar: Phil Solomon, in Memoriam

Co-presented by Ad Hoc (Experimental Film Collective) and the Ryerson Image Centre

An elegy and celebration of the life and work of extraordinary experimental filmmaker and masterful optical printer Philip Stewart Solomon (1954-2019), this free program brings together films that were made as gifts by and for Solomon over the last twenty years, and films that he especially treasured.

Featuring a rare screening of the exquisite Yes I Said Yes I Will Yes (1999), a film Solomon made for his wife on the occasion of their marriage, the evening also includes films by Solomon’s friend and colleague David Gatten, former student Joshua Minor, and mentor and collaborator Stan Brakhage. A twilight psalm for the man whose films so elegantly expressed that what’s out tonight is lost. 

Narrow Rivers, Open Seas, & Seventeen Sunsets (Silences for a Merchant Mariner) (David Gatten, 2016, 8 minutes, colour, silent)

Once in a Lullaby (Joshua Minor, 2008, 5 minutes, colour, sound)

Film for Invisible Ink, Case No. 142:  Abbreviation for Dead Winter [Diminished by 1,794] (David Gatten, 2008, 13 minutes, black & white, sound)

Yes I Said Yes I will Yes (Phil Solomon, 1999, 3 minutes, colour, sound)

Stellar (Stan Brakhage, 1993, 2.5 minutes, colour, silent)

Programmed and presented by Melinda Barlow, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts, University of Colorado.

Sunday, October 6
7 pm

Screening

Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave., Toronto

Special Tour of The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Join Gaëlle Morel, RIC Exhibitions Curator, and Marieme Lo, Associate Professor in Women and Gender Studies & Director of the African Studies Program at the University of Toronto, for a special behind-the-scenes tour of The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture.

Wednesday, October 9
6 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Philippe Depairon

Bombs, Beaches, Bunkers: Looking at Life in a Nuclear Mode, 1945–1990 

Looking at photographs from the Black Star Collection of photojournalism, this talk by Philippe Depairon, recipient of the RIC’s 2018 Howard Tanenbaum Research Fellowship, will examine the evolution of nuclear iconography between 1945 and 1990. Beginning with the nuclear tests undertaken at the Bikini Atolls and on Indigenous soil in Nevada, we will see how pictures of the iconic and infamous nuclear mushroom reached their apogee in the 1960s before atomic bomb testing became illegal, therefore rendering nuclear energy invisible. The talk will likewise discuss the attempts of various photographers to make the atomic complex and its potential consequences visible again.

Thursday, October 24
12 pm

Collection Talk

Opening Party for Grayson James: After Alexandria

Join us for a party to celebrate the opening of Grayson James: After Alexandria in our Student Gallery.

Wednesday, October 30
6–8 pm

Opening Party

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Special Tour of The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Join Gaëlle Morel, RIC Exhibitions Curator, and Michèle Pearson Clarke, Photo Laureate for the City of Toronto, for a special behind-the-scenes tour of The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture.

Wednesday, November 13
6 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

After Alexandria: Exhibition Tour and Drop-in Workshop

Join Grayson James for a tour of After Alexandria, starting at 12:15 pm. He will present a brief (15 minute) talk on the project, outlining the theoretical and conceptual frameworks that brought him to the work. Afterwards, viewers are invited to join him as he works on the participatory aspect of this project, reading, intervening in, and documenting the texts in the space.

Saturday, November 16
12–3 pm

Exhibition Tour and Workshop

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Nia Centre Youth Photography Showcase

Join us for a presentation of photographs produced by youth from Nia Centre for the Arts, inspired by the Ryerson Image Centre’s current exhibition, The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture. A collaboration between Nia Centre and the RIC’s Youth in Focus program. 

Wednesday, November 20
6–8 pm

Special Presentation

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toront

Noon Time Collection Talk with Ingrid Mida

Boys in Dresses and Other Fashions of the Victorian Age

Join Dr. Ingrid Mida, author of The Dress Detective and Research Fellow in the MLC Research Centre at Ryerson University, for a talk about Victorian fashions as seen in selected images from the RIC collection. Not long after photography’s invention, the medium allowed families and individuals to stop time, preserving the reflected light of their image for generations to come, and these photographs are embedded with clues related to codes of dress and behaviour that mark them as mirrors of their age. This talk will examine the nuances of late nineteenth-century fashions and give special emphasis to photographs of boys wearing dresses, a little-known facet of Victorian dress codes for children.

Thursday, November 21
12 pm

Collection Talk

Tanenbaum Lecture with Syrus Marcus Ware

Art, Activism, and Futurity

For two decades, Toronto-based artist and activist Syrus Marcus Ware has explored the themes of justice and climate change through his practice spanning painting, installation, performance, and video. In this talk, Ware discusses his hopes for the future of activism and how artistic practice can help us understand an uncertain world. Watch the video

Please arrive early as seating is limited.

Wednesday, November 27
7 pm

Lecture

School of Image Arts, Ryerson University
122 Bond Street, Toronto, third floor, room IMA-307

After Alexandria: Exhibition Tour and Drop-in Workshop

Join Grayson James for a tour of After Alexandria, starting at 12:15 pm. He will present a brief (15 minute) talk on the project, outlining the theoretical and conceptual frameworks that brought him to the work. Afterwards, viewers are invited to join him as he works on the participatory aspect of this project, reading, intervening in, and documenting the texts in the space.

Saturday, November 30
12–3 pm

Exhibition Tour and Workshop

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Winter 2019

Special Tour of The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture

Join Gaëlle Morel, RIC Exhibitions Curator, and Kenneth Montague, Founding Director of Wedge Curatorial Projects and The Wedge Collection, for a special behind-the-scenes tour of The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture.

Wednesday, December 4
6 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Artist Talk with Grayson James 

Join Grayson James for an artist talk, where he will discuss how he came to socialist politics, why he thinks they are the correct response to the crises we are experiencing in the world, and how they relate to After Alexandria

Saturday, December 7
1–1:30 pm

Artist Talk

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto