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RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE

ANTI-GLAMOUR: PORTRAITS OF WOMEN
January 21 – April 5, 2015
Curated by Dr. Gaëlle Morel
University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

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The exhibition presents photographic and video portraits by artists addressing issues of female representation. From ironic reappropriation of attractive femmes fatales conjured by the film industry to empowered bare-breasted figures proudly confronting the viewer, these portraits comment on the repetition of historical norms and tropes that often reduce women’s individuality to a recurrent iconography of vulnerability and seduction. Works by Rebecca Belmore, Gunilla Josephson, Katherine Lannin, Marie Le Mounier, Ange Leccia, Jo Spence and Leila Zahiri challenge traditional stereotypes, claiming an alternative presence for women in the public sphere through their poetic and complex depictions.

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Related events:

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 @ 6 - 8pm
Public Opening Reception

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 @ 6pm
Exhibition tour of Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour and 
Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women
 with curator Gaëlle Morel

ANTI-GLAMOUR: PORTRAITS OF WOMEN

Image caption: Ange Leccia, Nymphéa, 2007, video still.

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