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Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival kicks off April 28th

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival kicks off April 28th

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by April 9, 2017 Exhibitions

The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival kicks off on April 28 this year, with the launch party open to the public starting 7pm at the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC). On display are the featured works of Suzy Lake, 2016 winner of Canada’s largest and most prestigious annual peer-nominated and peer-reviewed award.

Scotiabank Photography Award: Suzy Lake celebrates the career of the renowned Canadian artist known for her exploration of self-representation, female identity and the aging body. Lake’s artistic process will be brought to the forefront through the survey of more than 50 objects made between 1976 to 2014. The exhibit will feature never-before-seen photographs, maquettes and working materials that showcase Lake’s ability to push the boundaries of photography as a medium.

The exhibit is presented by Scotiabank and organized by the RIC, in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

Suzy Lake, Thin Green Line, 2001, chromogenic print. Courtesy of the artist and Georgia Scherman Projects.

Aside from this, the RIC will also host two more CONTACT primary exhibitions: Max Dean’s As Yet Untitled, an interactive robot installation that invites the audience to explore issues on a viewer’s responsibility for culture and memory. The exhibit Souvenir, meanwhile, is a series of four short films that explore Canada’s past and address questions of identity and representation using techniques like montage, intercutting and juxtaposition.

These exhibitions will also feature free public programming, artist talks and walk-throughs, and other events. See the full lineup of events here, and visit the RIC at 33 Gould Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Free exhibit tours are held daily at 2:30 pm.



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