Ryerson Image Centre’s Upcoming Exhibitions

January 3, 2019 at 3:10 pm  •  Posted in Exhibitions, News & Events by

Caption: Edward Burtynsky, Shipyard #7, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China, 2005, digital chromogenic print © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto. The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection.

Caption: Edward Burtynsky, Shipyard #7, Qili Port, Zhejiang Province, China, 2005, digital chromogenic print © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto. The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection.

Starting January 23, two new photography exhibitions and a video will be on view at Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto. In the Main Gallery and University Gallery, True to the Eyes: The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection brings together more than 200 photographs from the couple, which will be exhibited from January 23 through April 7. Curated by Paul Roth, Gaëlle Morel, and Charlene Heath, this diverse collection of works from the Tanenbaum’s collection includes work by anonymous artists as well as by masters such as Southworth & Hawes, William Notman, Ernest J. Bellocq, Brassaï, Lisette Model, Diane Arbus, Mary Ellen Mark, Jim Goldberg, Rafael Goldchain and Edward Burtynsky. Themes explored in these images include family, wealth and poverty, civil rights, nature and the land, and Canadian life. Hirmer Verlag has published a book to accompany the exhibition.

Canadian Kodak Co., [All out-doors invites your Kodak], ink on paper, 1928. From the Kodak Canada Corporate Archives and Heritage Collection, courtesy of the Ryerson University Library.


From January 23 to February 24, Kodak Canada: The Early Years 1899-1939 explores Kodak’s presence in Canada, beginning with the company’s Toronto opening in 1899 and following Kodak’s global expansion. On view in the Student Gallery, this exhibition brings together photographs of Kodak’s workers and buildings, ads, documents and other items from Ryerson University’s Kodak Canada Corporate Archives and Heritage Collection. Kodak Canada: The Early Years 1899-1939 is organized by second-year students from Ryerson University’s Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management program, in collaboration with Ryerson University Library’s Special Collections.

Laura Henno, M’Tsamboro, video still, 2017 © Laura Henno, courtesy Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris.

Laura Henno: M’Tsamboro, curated by Gaëlle Morel, is also on view from January 23 through April 7. This silent, two-channel video was filmed by the artist near Mozambique at an islet where smugglers leave refugees stranded, falsely believing they’ve arrived at the French territory of Mayotte and forcing them to pay more to make it to their destination in boats piloted by boys who have been taught this illegal activity.

Fehn Foss, Build Up Break Down, video still, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

Fehn Foss, Build Up Break Down, video still, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

From March 7 through April 7, Fehn Foss: A Broader Sense of Belonging is on view in the Student Gallery. In this performance video, the artist explores the idea of building and deconstructing a barrier through repetitive actions as well as the duality between the need to separate from others and the need to work with others.

 

Events for True to the Eyes

Opening Party
Wednesday, January 23, 6 to 8 p.m.

Special Tour
With curators Paul Roth and Charlene Heath
Wednesday, February 6, 6 p.m.

Collectors in Conversation
Building the Tanenbaum Collection: Howard and Carole Tanenbaum with Howard Greenberg and Stephen Bulger, moderated by Paul Roth
Location TBA
Wednesday, February 13, 7 p.m.

Tanenbaum Lecture with Rafael Goldchain
Location TBA
Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m.

Special Tour
With Paul Roth and Carole Tanenbaum
Wednesday, March 20, 6 p.m.

Exhibition Tours
Daily 2:30 p.m.

 

Events for Laura Henno: M’Tsamboro

Opening Party
Wednesday, January 23, 6 to 8 p.m.

Artist Talk with Laura Henno
Wednesday, January 30, 7 p.m.
Location TBA

Exhibition Tours
Daily 2:30 p.m

 

Events for Fehn Foss: A Broader Sense of Belonging

Opening Party
Thursday, March 7, 6 to 8 p.m

Exhibition Tours
Daily 2:30 p.m

All events take place at the Ryerson Image Centre, unless otherwise noted.

Aurelius Root studio, [Portrait of a woman and three children], ca. 1856, daguerreotype in leather case (half). The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection.

Samuel and Marcus Aurelius Root studio, [Portrait of a woman and three children], ca. 1856, daguerreotype in leather case (half). The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection.