Edward Burtynsky: Oil

Edward Burtynsky: Oil

Ryerson University

April 6, 2011
Edward Burtynsky: Oil

Ryerson Gallery and Research Centre, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, and Scotiabank Group present

Edward Burtynsky: Oil
April 9–July 3, 2011

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The first major exhibition presented by the Ryerson Gallery and Research Centre before opening in September 2012, Oil celebrates the work of Ryerson University alumnus and Honorary Doctorate recipient Edward Burtynsky. Edward Burtynsky: Oil is an examination of one the most important subjects of our time by one of the most respected and recognized contemporary photographers in the world. His images explore the hotly-debated effects of oil extraction, our international dependency on the substance, and with an unflinching eye, Burtynsky presents us with the reality of oil production as its role in our civilization undergoes massive transformation.

Ryerson Gallery and Research Centre, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, and Scotiabank Group present Edward Burtynsky: Oil at the Institute for Contemporary Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada.

Edward Burtynsky: Oil is organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and made possible with the generous support of the Scotiabank Group.

The Ryerson Gallery and Research Centre presents

Friday May 6 Saturday May 7, 2011

Made possible with the generous support of the Nicholas Metivier GalleryFREE admission; everyone welcomeRyerson UniversityGeorge Vari Engineering and Computing CentreRoom ENG-103, 245 Church St.Toronto

Information: www.ryerson.ca/gallery or 416-979-5000 x6843

Edward Burtynsky:

Oil — the symposium — brings together top scientific and arts industry experts for two days of discussion about essential issues of oil, planetary sustainability, and the energy options available to us, from both the scientific and aesthetic points of view.

How Humanity Became a Rogue. The Growing Economics and the Shrinking Ecosphere
Keynote by William Rees, Professor, School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia, Originator and co-developer of ecological footprint analysis.
Friday May 6, 7:00 p.m.

Topography and Spectacle: Contextualizing the Landscapes of Edward Burtynsky
Keynote by David Harris, Associate Professor, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Curator and Writer.
Friday May 6, 8:00 p.m.

Manufactured Landscapes, Dir. Jennifer Baichwal, 2006 (90 min)
A striking documentary that follows Edward Burtynsky through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country’s massive industrial revolution.
Friday May 6, 9:00 p.m.

Interview on Stage: Edward Burtynsky Discusses His Groundbreaking Photographic Work With Richard Rhodes, Editor of Canadian Art.
Saturday May 7, 10:00 a.m.

Kicking the Fossil Fuel Habit. Possibility and Necessity
Keynote by Tom Rand, Director of VCi Green Funds, Lead Advisor at the MaRS Discovery District. The lecture is based on his highly popular book of 2010 Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World.
Saturday May 7, 11:00 a.m.

Innovations for the Future. The Final Decades of Oil and Beyond
Scientific Panel Discussion with Lisa Margonelli (Director of the New America Foundation Energy Policy Initiative, Washington), Tom Rand, William Rees, Richard Sears (Visiting Scientist at the MIT Energy Initiative and the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, former Executive at Shell), David Naylor (Professor, Department of Mechanical Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University).Moderator: Edward Burtynsky
Saturday May 7, 2:00 p.m.

Photography as Intervention
Aesthetics Panel Discussion with Sarah Milroy (Art Critic and Writer, former Art Critic at the Globe and Mail), Michael Mitchell (Photographer, Filmmaker and Writer), Paul Roth (Executive Director of The Richard Avedon Foundation, New York and Curator of the Edward Burtynsky: Oil exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), Robert Burley (Photographer, Professor, School of Image Arts, Ryerson University).Moderator: Eleanor Wachtel (Writer and Host of CBC’s “Writers and Company”)
Saturday May 7, 4:00 p.m.


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