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Front cover of Bathers by Ruth Kaplan. Published by Damiani, 2017

Upcoming events at the Ryerson Image Centre – and a book giveaway!

Wednesday, July 11, 6:00 pm
Artist Workshop: The Making of a Photographic Book with Ruth Kaplan
Join Toronto-based photographer Ruth Kaplan for a workshop about the making of her recent publication, Bathers. In her book, Kaplan explores the social theatre of communal bathing, a ritual that is both private and public. The event will include a book sale and signing. Photographs from Bathers will also be on view as part of the RIC's rotating series From the Collection.

Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 pm
Exhibition Tour
Join artist Shelley Niro on a tour of her Scotiabank Photography Award exhibition. Niro will be joined by Gaëlle Morel, Exhibitions Curator at the Ryerson Image Centre. Attending the tour and want a free copy of Niro’s new monograph by Steidl Verlag? For a chance to win, email your answer to the following question to ryersonimagecentre@ryerson.ca by July 1 at 5:00 pm: What is the title of the artwork represented on the cover of the book? This contest is kindly supported by Scotiabank.

All events take place at the Ryerson Image Centre (33 Gould Street) unless otherwise noted. The RIC is an accessible space.


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Scotiabank Photography Award: Shelley Niro (opening night), 2018, Ryerson Image Centre © Clifton Li, Ryerson Image Centre

While you’re at the RIC, be sure to check out our current season of exhibitions, on view until August 5

Scotiabank Photography Award: Shelley Niro
This exhibition celebrates the career of Shelley Niro, winner of the 2017 Scotiabank Photography Award, known for challenging stereotypes and exploring notions of culture and identity with sensitivity and humour. A member of the Six Nations Reserve, Bay of Quinte Mohawk, Turtle Clan, Niro combines beadwork designs, archival images, family pictures, videos, and installation to question traditional representations of Indigenous peoples, with a particular focus on womanhood. This exhibition is presented by Scotiabank and organized by the Ryerson Image Centre in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Nadia Myre: Acts that Fade Away
On view on the RIC’s Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, this silent video features the artist’s hands and forearms filmed from above as she carefully manipulates the needles, threads, patterns, beads, and tools necessary to craft four Indigenous-inspired objects. These include a pair of baby moccasins, a small basket, a woman’s hair bonnet, and a bandolier bag—guided only by instructions pulled from nineteenth-century women’s magazines. Through the reappropriation of instructions and gestures drawn from European and North American illustrated publications, Myre reclaims Indigenous skills and crafts devalued by colonization. A primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Scott Benesiinaabandan
newlandia: debaabaminaagwad
Scott Benesiinaabandan (Obishikokaang Anishinaabe First Nation) explores the historical complexities that are often buried under the metaphorical weight of monuments that commemorate colonial stories. As part of his ongoing series newlandia: debaabaminaagwad, fragmented patterns are conformed to the irregular surfaces of the boulders in nearby Devonian Pond, recalling Indigenous petroglyphs and ancient ceremonial sites. Benesiinaabandan’s installation offers a new interpretation of this historically-charged site, framing powerful and imaginative trajectories for a possible future. A public installation of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Cynthia Johnston: Ceydie
Co-presented with the DOCNOW Festival, this exhibition explores the life of the artist’s daughter Ceydie through photographs.


Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ADMISSION IS FREE
Free exhibition tours daily at 2:30pm

www.ryersonimagecentre.ca
416-979-5164
ric@ryerson.ca
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