Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Zone B Independent Project

Kennedy Assassination (verso), 1963
Photo: Shel Hershern

Suitable for all ages

Ryerson University & Ryerson Image Centre

Archival Dialogues: Reading the Black Star Collection

Stephen Andrews - Toronto, Canada
Christina Battle - Edmonton, Canada
Marie-Hélène Cousineau - Montreal, Canada
Stan Douglas - Vancouver, Canada
Vera Frenkel - Toronto, Canada
Vid Ingelevics - Toronto, Canada
David Rokeby - Toronto, Canada
Michael Snow - Toronto, Canada


Launch exhibition featuring work by internationally-renowned Canadian artists created in response to the Black Star Collection of photojournalistic prints.

Each artist has read the archive in their own way and created a new work of art in response to their selection made from the Collection. By commissioning new works, curators Doina Popescu and Peggy Gale enable vibrant examinations, complex re-contextualizations, and exciting contemporary re-interpretations of the historic images.

As viewers of these artists’ works we are offered the rare opportunity to experience the potential for multiple layers of meaning hidden in the archive, while being invited to explore some of the creative processes behind these art practices.


33 Gould Street

This project is indoors.