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Winter 2020

Winter Exhibitions Opening Party

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

Wednesday, January 22
6—8 pm

Opening Party

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

[POSTPONED] Curators in Conversation: David Campany with Sara Knelman 

Join David Campany, guest curator of A Handful of Dust, and Sara Knelman, writer and curator, in conversation about the exhibition exploring the visual representation of dust in photography from the last 100 years.

This event has been postponed to Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Wednesday, January 29
7 pm 

Panel Discussion

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Paul Roth and Gaëlle Morel 

The Making of an Exhibition. Stories from the Picture Press: Black Star Publishing Co. & The Canadian Press

Join Paul Roth, RIC Director, and Gaëlle Morel, RIC Exhibitions Curator, for a behind-the-scenes presentation of the upcoming exhibition Stories from the Picture Press: Black Star Publishing Co. & The Canadian Press, on view at the RIC in fall 2020. Using original prints from the Black Star Collection, Roth and Morel will discuss the concept behind the exhibition, the editing process, and the challenges inherent to working with large collections of press photography.

Thursday, February 6
12 pm 

Collection Talk 

Peter Higdon Research Centre
122 Bond Street, Toronto, second floor, room RIC-241

Special Tour of Extending the Frame: 40 Years of Gallery TPW

Join Gaëlle Morel, RIC Exhibitions Curator, Gary Hall, Gallery TPW Founding Executive Director, and Nina Levitt, artist and Gallery TPW Founding Program Coordinator, for a special behind-the-scenes tour of Extending the Frame: 40 Years of Gallery TPW. 

Wednesday, February 12
6 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Opening Party for Shaun Fernandes: Getting the Most from Your Hammer

Join us for a party to celebrate the opening of Shaun Fernandes: Getting the Most from Your Hammer in our Student Gallery. 

Wednesday, March 4
6–8 pm

Opening Party

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Noon Time Collection Talk with Vincenzo Pietropaolo

Join photographer and writer Vincenzo Pietropaolo for a Noon Time Collection Talk on the representation of work in the RIC’s Black Star Collection. Editorial images made for magazines and newspapers and pictures used for government propaganda or industrial publicity will be on display, featuring manufacturing projects, mines, and quarries, alongside scenes of agriculture and fishing. This talk invites viewers to consider the context in which these various images were taken, their audience and their purpose.

Thursday, March 12
12 pm

Collection Talk 

Peter Higdon Research Centre
122 Bond Street, Toronto, second floor, room RIC-241

[CANCELLED] Special Tour of A Handful of Dust: From the Cosmic to the Domestic

Join Paul Roth, RIC Director, for a special behind-the-scenes tour of A Handful of Dust: From the Cosmic to the Domestic. 

Wednesday, March 18
6 pm

Exhibition Tour

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

[CANCELLED] Tanenbaum Lecture: Sophie Ristelhueber in conversation with Marc Mayer 

For over 30 years, renowned French photographer Sophie Ristelhueber has documented the traces of war and other upheavals to reflect on territory, history, and memory. In this talk, Ristelhueber will discuss her prolific career in conversation with Marc Mayer, former director of the National Gallery of Canada. Please arrive early to ensure seating. 

Wednesday, March 25
7 pm

Lecture

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

Spring/Summer 2020

[CANCELLED] Curators in Conversation: David Campany with Sara Knelman

Join David Campany, guest curator of A Handful of Dust, and Sara Knelman, writer and curator, in conversation about the exhibition exploring the visual representation of dust in photography from the last 100 years. Please arrive early to ensure seating. 

Based in New York, U.S.A., David Campany is one of the most acclaimed photography experts of our time. He has published widely and curated a number of important exhibitions, including Walker Evans: The Magazine Work and The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip (both 2014). For his writing, he has received the ICP Infinity Award, the Kraszna-Krausz Book Award, the Alice Award, the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis, and the Royal Photographic Society’s award for writing. Campany is co-founder and co-editor of PA Magazine, which has been published since 2008. 

Sara Knelman is a curator, educator, writer and director of Corkin Gallery in Toronto. She has worked as Talks Programmer at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and has taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Ryerson University, and the University of Toronto. She writes about photography for books and magazines, including 1000 Words, Aperture, Frieze, Prefix Photo and Source: The Photographic Review.

Wednesday, April 1
7 pm

Panel Discussion

Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street, Toronto

[POSTPONED] Noon Time Collection Talk with Christopher Varley and Paul Roth

Join local collector and former curator Christopher Varley in conversation with RIC Director Paul Roth, as they discuss a transformative acquisition of Canadian photography. In 2019, Varley generously donated over 500 photographs from his personal collection to the RIC. Created by various Canadian makers from the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, these photographs document a wide range of subjects across the nation. This month’s Noon Time Collection talk will explore how Varley acquired pictures over time, as well as the complexities of building a comprehensive collection of historical Canadian photography.  

This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly. 

Thursday, April 2
12 pm

Collection Talk

Peter Higdon Research Centre
122 Bond Street, Toronto, second floor, room RIC-241