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The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture | Photographs from The Walther Collection

From September 11, 2019 6:00 pm until December 08, 2019 5:00 pm
Categories: Art Exhibition
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September 11 – December 8, 2019
Main Gallery and University Gallery
Guest Curator: Sandrine Colard

Drawn from the extraordinary holdings of The Walther Collection, The Way She Looks revisits the history of African photographic portraiture through the perspectives of women, both as sitters and photographers. Spanning the beginnings of colonial photography on the continent to the present day, the exhibition features contemporary works by female artists, including Yto Barrada, Jodi Bieber, Lebohang Kganye, Zanele Muholi, Grace Ndiritu, and Nontsikelelo “Lolo” Veleko alongside 1950s studio portraits by such important historical figures as Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta, and nineteenth-century prints, cartes de visite, postcards, and albums.

Exhibitions Opening Party

Wednesday, September 11 
6 – 8 pm

Curators in Conversation: Sandrine Colard with Julie Crooks
Wednesday, September 25
7 pm

Special Exhibition Tour of The Way She Looks
Wednesday, October 9
6 pm
With Gaëlle Morel and Marieme Lo

Special Exhibition Tour of The Way She Looks
Wednesday, November 13
6 pm
With Gaëlle Morel and Michèle Pearson Clarke

Special Exhibition Tour of The Way She Looks
Wednesday, December 4
6 pm
With Gaëlle Morel and Kenneth Montague

Exhibition Tours
Daily 2:30 pm

All events take place at the Ryerson Image Centre unless otherwise noted.

 

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