Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Gallery Artist Clive Holden's Exhibition UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS Opening at the Ryerson Image Centre Today

Four new exhibitions at the Ryerson Image Centre address human rights and further the thought-provoking curatorial vision of director Doina Popescu. HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS; Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images; Clive Holden: UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS; and Dominic Nahr: Captive State opens on Wednesday January 23 until April 14 in the Ryerson Image Centre Main Gallery.

"Clive Holden asks, “Is it un-American to be un-famous? Are Americans failures if they die without fame?” Drawing from the Black Star Collection at Ryerson University, he creates UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS using the “un-famous” as an organizing principle in his selection of one hundred image details and faces. Plucked from obscurity, these people can be found in the backgrounds of famous photographs, or simply hidden in the depths of a photographic archive..."

Clive Holden: UNAMERICAN UNFAMOUS is curated by Dr. GaĆ«lle Morel, and will be on view on the Ryerson Image Centre’s Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall January 23 – April 14, 2013.

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