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Wednesday, September 28, 6 pm

Join RIC Exhibitions Curator, Gaëlle Morel, on a tour of The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video.

This fall, the Ryerson Image Centre explores one of the most pressing issues of our time: climate change. Increasingly and forebodingly, artists are turning their attention to the subject of climate change, in poignant and often confrontational ways. #RICearth

On view from September 14 to December 4, The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video questions traditional views and challenges our environmental consciousness, proceeding from the conviction that humans have entered the Era of the Anthropocene, dominating the planet in its uppermost layers and outermost edges. Guest curated by Montréal-based art historian Dr. Bénédicte Ramade, this in-depth exhibition fosters a reconsideration of climate change, envisioning the present crises and future consequences of humanity’s harsh imprint on our planet.

The Edge of the Earth features over 20 contemporary artists from around the world, including Amy Balkin, Raymond Boisjoly, Edward Burtynsky, Peter Goin, Naoya Hatakeyama, Isabelle Hayeur, Mishka Henner, Chris Jordan, Richard Misrach, Evariste Richer, Joel Sternfeld and Sharon Stewart. Photographs from the RIC’s famed Black Star Collection will also be on view, providing historical context alongside these artistic reflections. This environmental photojournalism serves as a totem of a neglected prophecy, forewarning a slowly unfolding disaster. To accompany the exhibition, the RIC is pleased to partner with Black Dog Publishing to present a large-format book with critical texts by Bénédicte Ramade and T. J. Demos.

To complement The Edge of the Earth, the RIC has commissioned Toronto-based art collective Madeleine Co. to create Climate Talks, an 8-episode video series featuring discussions between children and adults about their hopes, fears and failings as they confront a future impacted by climate change. Watch them all at www.climatetalks.ca

Exhibition sponsors: Cineplex Media and Inveso
Media sponsors: Toronto Life and Toronto Star
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By: Ryerson Image Centre

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