Assignment to Archives


Recognizing the Work of Ontario Government Photographers

 
DateTuesday, October 2, 2007 - 4:00am to Friday, October 26, 2007 - 4:00am

Cost

Free

Location

John B. Aird Gallery McDonald Block, 900 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario

This exhibition, curated by Professor Vid Ingelevics for the Archives of Ontario, is drawn from the photographic holdings of the Archives and deals with relationships between image, information and meaning. While bringing to light the skilled work of many (often unidentified) government photographers, it brings attention equally to the trajectory that their work followed from assignment to the archives. How does one today situate these images that often arrived accompanied by minimal metadata years after having been taken?
As part of this exhibition five writers, including well-known authors such as Martha Baillie and John Lorinc, have selected images to base a short text upon. Their resulting works are on display at the main exhibition site.

FILM SCREENINGS - In the Public Interest The still photography exhibitions are accompanied by two nights of film screenings in the OCAD Auditorium taking place at 7pm on Friday, Oct. 12 and Friday, Oct. 19. These are produced in partnership with OCAD and Pleasure Dome and bring forward the work of Ontario government filmmakers going back to the late 1940s. The two evenings offer distinct programs, the first focusing on agriculture and rural life and the second on postwar travel, leisure and road safety.

DateTuesday, October 2, 2007 - 4:00am to Friday, October 26, 2007 - 4:00am

Cost

Free

Website Location

John B. Aird Gallery McDonald Block, 900 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 4:00am to Friday, October 26, 2007 - 4:00am

This exhibition, curated by Professor Vid Ingelevics for the Archives of Ontario, is drawn from the photographic holdings of the Archives and deals with relationships between image, information and meaning. While bringing to light the skilled work of many (often unidentified) government photographers, it brings attention equally to the trajectory that their work followed from assignment to the archives. How does one today situate these images that often arrived accompanied by minimal metadata years after having been taken?
As part of this exhibition five writers, including well-known authors such as Martha Baillie and John Lorinc, have selected images to base a short text upon. Their resulting works are on display at the main exhibition site.

FILM SCREENINGS - In the Public Interest The still photography exhibitions are accompanied by two nights of film screenings in the OCAD Auditorium taking place at 7pm on Friday, Oct. 12 and Friday, Oct. 19. These are produced in partnership with OCAD and Pleasure Dome and bring forward the work of Ontario government filmmakers going back to the late 1940s. The two evenings offer distinct programs, the first focusing on agriculture and rural life and the second on postwar travel, leisure and road safety.

Venue & Address: 
John B. Aird Gallery McDonald Block, 900 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free
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