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Jürgen Klauke: Transformer

February 5th, 2016
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With provocative self-portraits from the 1970s, a pioneer of Body Art makes his New York debut.

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  • Feb 6

    Cathedral of the Pines Book Signing with Gregory Crewdson

    Gagosian Gallery

    522 West 21st Street

    New York,NY

    RVSP to: crewdson@gagosian.com

    Gregory Crewdson’s newest book, Cathedral of the Pines (Aperture, 2016), is named after a cross-country skiing trail, deep in the forests of Massachusetts. This site inspired Crewdson to produce his first new body of work in over five years, and marks a return to his classic style of storytelling via the single image, using light and color to create newly intimate, psychologically charged imagery. The book accompanies an exhibition, opening at Gagosian Gallery on January 28.

    For more information about the exhibition, click here.

    Gregory Crewdson (born in Brooklyn, 1962) is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and the Yale School of Art, where he is now director of Graduate Studies in Photography. His series Beneath the Roses, which took nearly ten years and a crew of over one hundred people to complete, is the subject of the 2012 documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters. His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, including a survey that toured throughout Europe from 2001 to 2008. Crewdson’s awards include the Skowhegan Medal for Photography, the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, and the Aaron Siskind Fellowship. He is represented by Gagosian Gallery, New York.

  • Feb 12 - Feb 14

    LA Art Book Fair

    The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

    152 North Central Avenue

    Los Angeles,CA

    Visit the Aperture booth at the fourth annual LA Art Book Fair, presented by Printed Matter. Free and open to the public, the LA Art Book Fair is a unique event for artists’ books, art catalogues, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by over 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers.

    On February 13th, join artists Phil Chang, John Houck, Owen Kydd and Carter Mull and curator Charlotte Cotton in a discussion about contemporary photographic practices prompted by Photography is Magic (Aperture, 2015). More details.

    Book signing at Aperture’s booth:

    Saturday, February 13
    5:00 p.m.: Group signing with Charlotte Cotton / Photography is Magic

    For more information, visit laartbookfair.net.

  • Feb 13

    Panel Discussion: Photography Is Magic

    The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

    152 North Central Avenue

    Los Angeles,CA

    Artists Phil Chang, John Houck, Owen Kydd and Carter Mull join curator Charlotte Cotton in a discussion about contemporary photographic practices at the LA Art Book Fair. Prompted by Cotton’s recent survey publication Photography Is Magic (Aperture, 2015), it will focus on the book’s proposal that we are in the midst of an artist-led moment in the story of photography-as-contemporary-art, and an especially open and hybridized field of practice. A book signing at Aperture’s booth will follow.

    This event is part of The Classroom, a curated series of conversations, workshops, readings and other artist-led programs, organized by David Senior of the Museum of Modern Art Library.

    For more information, visit laartbookfair.net.

     

  • Feb 16

    Artist Talk: Torbjørn Rødland

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members at the $50 level and above.

    Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Photography at Parsons The New School for Design, is pleased to present an artist talk with Torbjørn Rødland. Rødland’s photographs explore the symbolism of cultural mythologies and human nature. By staging common objects such as cotton buds, ropes of sausages, and high-top sneakers with the human body, he creates surreal images that elicit discomfort despite their ability to project a calm indifference toward the peculiarities depicted. In discussing the title of Rødland’s most recent publication, Torbjørn Rødland: Sasquatch Century (2015), Milena Hoegsberg, chief curator of Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, writes, “The term [Sasquatch] has a cadence that is both foreign and familiar . . . [Rødland] is invested in neutered symbols, or more precisely in reconfiguring symbols or motives that have undergone shifts in values or that have been partially drained of their cultural power.” Begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.

    Torbjørn Rødland (born in Stavanger, Norway, 1970) lives and works in Los Angeles. He has had solo exhibitions at venues including Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo (2015); STANDARD (OSLO) (2015); Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway (2014); Algus Greenspon, New York (2013); Nils Stærk, Copenhagen (2013); Air de Paris (2012); Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (2010); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2010); and MoMA PS1, New York (2006). Rødland participated in the 48th Venice Biennale (1999) and has exhibited in group exhibitions, including those at Casino Luxembourg Forum D’art Contemporain (2013); Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France (2009); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2005); and Centre Pompidou, Paris (2000). Forthcoming exhibitions include the Manifesta 11 biennial, Zürich (2016).

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charina Endowment Fund, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Inc., and the Board of Trustees and Members of Aperture Foundation.

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    Image: Rødland, Golden Lager, 2007, Chromogenic print

  • Feb 17

    Sama Alshaibi in Conversation with Maymanah Farhat

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members at the $50 level and above.

    Released in spring 2015, Sama Alshaibi’s Sand Rushes In is the first book by this rising artist. The book presents work from Silsila, a video and photographic installation that premiered at the 2013 Venice Biennale, as well as other series. Join Alshaibi in conversation with art historian and curator Maymanah Farhat as they discuss Alshaibi’s lyrical multimedia work, which uses the desert, borders, and the body as overarching symbols of the geopolitical and environmental issues and histories linking the Arabic-speaking world. The conversation will be followed by a book signing.

    Sama Alshaibi (born in Basra, Iraq, 1973) has exhibited in numerous biennials, museums, and institutions, including at the Maldives Pavilion of the 55th Venice Biennale; Museum of Modern Art, New York; FotoFest, Houston; and the Arab World Institute, Paris. She is a Fulbright Scholar, has been an artist-in-residence at various locations worldwide, and was granted the title of University of Arizona’s 1885 Society Distinguished Scholar. Alshaibi is the chair and associate professor of photography and video art at the University of Arizona. She is represented by Ayyam Gallery, and has upcoming exhibitions at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona, and the 2016 Tashkent Biennale, Uzbekistan.

    Maymanah Farhat is an art historian and curator specializing in modern and contemporary Arab art. Farhat is the artistic director and editor of publications at Ayyam Gallery, coeditor of Jadaliyya’s Culture section, and a curatorial advisor to the Arab American National Museum. She has organized exhibitions at international art spaces and institutions including the Virginia Commonwealth University Gallery, Qatar; Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, Michigan; and Beirut Exhibition Center, Lebanon. Her writings have appeared in Callaloo, Art Journal, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Apollo magazine, and Art + Auction magazine, among other publications. In 2014, she was listed among Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers.

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charina Endowment Fund, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Inc., and the Board of Trustees and Members of Aperture Foundation.

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    Image: Sama Alshaibi, Taʾshīr (Marking), 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Ayyam Gallery

  • Mar 3 - Mar 6

    The Armory Show

    Piers 92 & 94

    711 12th Ave

    New York,NY

    Visit Aperture Foundation’s booth at the 2016 Armory Show, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair in New York. Aperture will present works by Kate Steciw, Matt Lipps, John Houck, Hannah Whitaker, and Drew Nikonowicz, as well as new titles by Gregory Crewdson and Mickalene Thomas, and more!

    For more information and ticketing, visit thearmoryshow.com.

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