The Ryerson Image Centre will be hosting an artist talk on November 4th with Mohamed Bourouissa to accompany his video installation Horse Day.
Algerian/French artist Mohamed Bourouissa explores the representation of marginalized and disenfranchised groups and communities in long-term and immersive projects spanning photography, film, and installation. In this virtual talk, Bourouissa will discuss his two-channel video installation, Horse Day, on view at the Ryerson Image Centre in fall 2020.
Horse Day is the culmination of an eight-month collaboration between Bourouissa and young Black horsemen belonging to a non-profit equestrian society in Strawberry Mansion, an impoverished Philadelphia neighbourhood. Centring the narrative on the group’s preparation and presentation of a celebratory riding competition and pageant, Bourouissa’s video examines the visual stereotypes and misrepresentations associated with “cowboy culture” in the United States.
This is a free event but registration is required. Register via the Ryerson Image Centre website or via the "Register" link above.