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ATTICA, USA 1971: IMAGES AND SOUNDS OF A REBELLION
From January 18th to April 9th 2017
Curator: Philippe Artières (French historian and researcher at the CRNS, National Center for Scientific Research) with the Art Centre Le Point du Jour (Cherbourg, France)
Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

Opening reception: Wednesday January 18th, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This exhibition recounts the story and cultural impact of the notorious Attica prison riots in western New York State. In a context of great political unrest in the United States, including repression of the Black Panther Party and mass opposition to the Vietnam War, 2200 inmates at the Attica Correctional Facility rebelled in demand of civil rights and better living conditions. Following failed negotiations, New York state police violently regained control of the prison, resulting in the deaths of 42 detainees and correctional officers. The still and moving images emerging from journalists permitted inside the prison were unlike any photo-reportage seen before, offering extraordinary insight into American incarceration, conditions within the US prison system, and the country’s fraught politics of race and power. This exhibition contextualizes imagery of the events within a broader expressive framework, including photography and documentary film alongside artwork, music, agitprop ephemera, and popular cinema to explore the multivalent cultural response to this extraordinary news event.

Find more information here: www.ryerson.ca/ric

Ryerson Image Centre, School of Image Arts, IMA 307 33 GOULD STREET, TORONTO, ONTARIO M5B 2K3

TORONTO - Exhibition ATTICA, USA 1971: Images and sounds of a Rebellion at Ryerson Image Centre

When
From January 18th to April 9th, 2017
Where
Ryerson Image Centre, School of Image Arts, IMA 307
33 GOULD STREET, TORONTO, ONTARIO M5B 2K3
Image caption: Inmates of Attica state prison negotiate with state prisons Commissioner Russell Oswald at the facility in Attica, NY, USA, September 10, 1971. Courtesy of the Associated Press

ATTICA, USA 1971: IMAGES AND SOUNDS OF A REBELLION
From January 18th to April 9th 2017
Curator: Philippe Artières (French historian and researcher at the CRNS, National Center for Scientific Research) with the Art Centre Le Point du Jour (Cherbourg, France)
Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

Opening reception: Wednesday January 18th, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This exhibition recounts the story and cultural impact of the notorious Attica prison riots in western New York State. In a context of great political unrest in the United States, including repression of the Black Panther Party and mass opposition to the Vietnam War, 2200 inmates at the Attica Correctional Facility rebelled in demand of civil rights and better living conditions. Following failed negotiations, New York state police violently regained control of the prison, resulting in the deaths of 42 detainees and correctional officers. The still and moving images emerging from journalists permitted inside the prison were unlike any photo-reportage seen before, offering extraordinary insight into American incarceration, conditions within the US prison system, and the country’s fraught politics of race and power. This exhibition contextualizes imagery of the events within a broader expressive framework, including photography and documentary film alongside artwork, music, agitprop ephemera, and popular cinema to explore the multivalent cultural response to this extraordinary news event.

Find more information here: www.ryerson.ca/ric