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Vera Frenkel

Hot Art: Ryerson Image Centre Opens

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 16 Ryerson University has long been recognized as one of Canada’s premier nurturers of the “image arts,” with degree programs in film, photography, and even photographic preservation and collections management. It’s fitting, then, that the school’s newest marquee site should be the Ryerson Image Centre. Among other things, the downtown destination houses the nearly 300,000-print-strong Black Star collection of 20th-century photojournalism, as well as a 4,500-square-foot gallery for the display of contemporary visuals. The centre’s debut exhibition, titled Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection, features new works interpreting that famous assemblage of imagery by such leading Canadian artists as David Rokeby, Vera Frenkel and Michael Snow.