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RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE

BURN WITH DESIRE: PHOTOGRAPHY AND GLAMOUR
January 21 – April 5, 2015
Curated by Dr. Gaëlle Morel
Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

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From Edward Steichen’s iconic portrait of silent film star Gloria Swanson (1924) to Annie Leibovitz’s influential gatefold covers for Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood issue (1995-2014), this multimedia exhibition offers a sweeping, yet considered view of photography’s role in defining glamour since the 1920s. Drawing on prints from the RIC’s Black Star Collection of photoreportage and the holdings of George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, among other collections, Burn with Desire provides a historical and visual chronology encompassing Hollywood studio portraits as well as red-carpet and film set photographs. Additionally, a series of artistic projects, including works by Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, Mickalene Thomas, and Andy Warhol, demonstrate a more critical address of traditional ideals and representations of glamour.



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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

Monday, March 23, 2015
Jewelry Sale: 12–4pm and 5–8pm
Presentation: 6pm
All That Glitters
Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection Jewelry Benefit

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 @ 6pm
Exhibition tour of Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour with director Paul Roth

For a complete listing of events and lectures, please click here.

BURN WITH DESIRE: PHOTOGRAPHY AND GLAMOUR

Image Caption: Manfred Linus, Untitled [Marilyn Monroe], date and location unknown. BS.2005.190119/113-1226. The Black Star Collection, Ryerson Image Centre.

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