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Tanenbaum Lecture with Dawoud Bey
Wed, 22 March 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
The Tanenbaum Lecture Series presents:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 7 pm
Rogers Communications Centre, 80 Gould Street, Room RCC-204
Join us for a lecture with artist Dawoud Bey, best known for his innovative portraiture practice. On view at the Ryerson Image Centre until April 9, 2017, Birmingham, Alabama, 1963 features Bey’s portraits commemorating the victims of the 1963 bombing of the city’s 16th Street Baptist Church, alongside photojournalistic prints from the RIC’s Black Star Collection.
The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Lecture Series is presented by the Ryerson Image Centre in partnership with the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University.
RUSH SEATS: Any unclaimed seats, 10 minutes prior to the start of the program will be made available to guests in the rush line.
About the exhibition:
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, 1963 DAWOUD BEY / BLACK STAR
January 18 – April 9, 2017
Curator: Gaëlle Morel
University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre
This two-part exhibition presents twelve photographic portraits by American artist Dawoud Bey commemorating the victims of the 1963 Ku Klux Klan bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Alongside this artistic act of remembrance, a selection of prints from the Ryerson Image Centre’s Black Star Collection of photojournalism provides historical context for the notorious bombing, recounting the political and social turmoil that placed this U.S. city, and the burgeoning American Civil Rights Movement, in the international media spotlight during the months leading up to the explosion.
Co-presented by: Black Artists’ Networks Dialogue (BAND)
Media Sponsors: Toronto Star and CBC Toronto
About the artist:
Dawoud Bey (American, b 1953) is a photographer, writer and educator. He is internationally known for his innovative portraiture practice, which challenges preconceptions about both the genre and the documentary nature of photography. Bey’s portraits often operate both as sensitive and engaging representations of his subjects, and as symbolic representations addressing class, age, and power and exclusion. He has exhibited widely, and his photographs are included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others. He is currently Distinguished College Artist and Professor of Photography at Columbia College, Chicago. Bey is represented by Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago.
Please note that there is a limit of four tickets per valid email address. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Room Capacity: Based on fire code regulations the RIC can accommodate seating for 199 persons. Seating is general admission.
Accessibility: Ryerson University is committed to accessibility. Please contact the Ryerson Image Centre in advance of your attendance to let us know if we can make any accommodations to ensure your inclusion in the event:
Phone: (416) 979-5164
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