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Robert Giard: Towards the Particular

Two people on a bed

Robert Giard: Towards the Particular

September 2–November 15, 2014

Curated by Scott Rayter

University of Toronto Art Centre

Disarming in their unadorned, straightforward style, the portraits featured in this exhibition are drawn from a multi-year gift of 53 works of American photographer Robert Giard to the University of Toronto. In this series, Giard ambitiously set out to create a portrait archive celebrating American and Canadian lesbian and gay literary figures in the wake of the AIDS crisis. The Robert Giard photography collection was generously donated by Jonathan Silin.

Programs: The Politics and Poetics of Visibility

Curator’s tour with Scott Rayter

Saturday September 27, 2014, 2-3pm
Video Documentation
University of Toronto Art Centre

Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge the project support from Manulife Financial. The exhibition was made possible by a generous multi-year gift of fifty-three photographs by Robert Giard donated to the University College Collection by Jonathan Silin.

Title Image: Robert Giard, Allen Ginsberg with his own portrait of Burroughs, 1986. Gelatin silver print. 41 x 51 cm. University College Collection. Gift of Jonathan Silin, 2012.

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