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Alex Prager,  Orchestra East, Section B, 2016  Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

5 Photography Exhibitions to See This Fall

September 28th, 2016
Alex Prager,  Orchestra East, Section B, 2016  Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

From modern dance to postwar portraits, here are this fall’s must-see exhibitions in New York.

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  • Sep 29 - Oct 3

    C/O Berlin

    C/O Berlin

    Hardenbergstraße 22-24

    Berlin,Germany

    Join Aperture at C/O Berlin during the Book Days for the announcement of the 2016 Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist.

    Each year C/O Berlin shows as many as twenty solo and group exhibitions of internationally distinguished photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Martin Parr, Nan Goldin, Anton Corbijn, Peter Lindbergh, Sebastião Salgado, and Stephen Shore. Artist talks, lectures and guided tours intensify and expand on selected exhibition content and artistic approaches of the exhibitions, which have been curated and compiled in collaboration with museums, art collections, archives, and galleries worldwide.

    For more information visit www.co-berlin.org.

  • Sep 29

    Richard Misrach at Strand

    The Strand

    828 Broadway & 12th Street

    New York,NY

    Join Aperture Foundation at the Strand in the Rare Book Room for a presentation and book signing by Richard Misrach from his project Border Cantos (Aperture 2016).

    Border Cantos is a cross-disciplinary exploration of the U.S.–Mexico border, developed collaboratively by photographer Richard Misrach and composer Guillermo Galindo. The project features monumental landscapes by Misrach and musical instruments created by Galindo from found objects recovered at the border: a shoe, a water bottle, a backpack. Border Cantos offers new avenues for approaching heated political issues around immigration, border security, and immigration reform, and is a poetic response to the often polarizing discussions around these issues.

    For more information, visit www.strandbooks.com.

    Richard Misrach (born in Los Angeles, 1949) is one of the most influential photographers of his generation, well-known for his ongoing project Desert Cantos. His work is held by major institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Metropolitan Museum of Art, all in New York, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. He is the recipient of four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Kulturpreis for Lifetime Achievement in Photography. His other books with Aperture include Violent Legacies (1992), On the Beach (2007), Destroy This Memory (2010),Petrochemical America (with Kate Orff, 2012), Golden Gate (2012), and The Mysterious Opacity of Other Beings (2015). He is represented by Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; Mark Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles; and Pace/MacGill, New York.

    Guillermo Galindo (born in Mexico City) is an experimental composer. His interpretations of concepts such as musical form, time perception, music notation, sonic archetypes, and sound-generating devices span a wide spectrum of artistic works performed and shown at major festivals, concert halls, and art exhibitions throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. His orchestral composition includes two symphonies: Ome Acatl, premiered in Mexico City by the Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM (OFUNAM, 1997), and Trade Routes (2006), commissioned and premiered by the Oakland East Bay Symphony orchestra and chorus. His operas include two major works: Califas 2000, with text and performance by MacArthur Fellow Guillermo Gómez-Peña, and Decreation/Fight Cherries, with text by MacArthur Fellow poet Anne Carson.

    Image: Richard Misrach, Agua #10, near Calexico, California, 2014, from Border Cantos (Aperture, 2016) © Richard Misrach. Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, Pace/MacGill Gallery, and Marc Selwyn Fine Art

  • Oct 3

    LaToya Ruby Frazier at Strand

    The Strand

    828 Broadway & 12th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture and the Strand present LaToya Ruby Frazier in conversation with Kellie Jones.

    Now back in print in a new paperback edition, LaToya Ruby Frazier’s award-winning first book, The Notion of Family (Aperture, 2016), offers an incisive exploration of the legacy of racism and economic decline in America’s small towns, as embodied by her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. Frazier knowingly acknowledges and expands upon the traditions of classic black-and-white documentary photography, enlisting the participation of her family, and her mother in particular. In the creation of these collaborative works, she reinforces the idea of art and image-making as a transformative act, a means of resetting traditional power dynamics and narratives—both those of her family and of the community at large.

    A book signing of The Notion of Family will follow.

    LaToya Ruby Frazier (born in Braddock, Pennsylvania, 1982) received her BFA from Edinboro University, Pennsylvania, in 2004, and her MFA from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, New York, in 2007. She has received numerous grants and awards, including a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2014 USA Weitz Fellowship, and 2015 MacArthur Fellowship. Frazier teaches in the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a visiting critic at Yale University. Her work has been included in exhibitions at major institutions worldwide.

    Kellie Jones is Associate Professor in Art History and Archaeology and the Institute for Research in African American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia University. Her research interests include African American and African Diaspora artists, Latino/a and Latin American Artists, and issues in contemporary art and museum theory. She is a 2016 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship.

    For more information, visit www.strandbooks.com.

    Image: LaToya Ruby Frazier, Grandma Ruby and Me, 2005 © LaToya Ruby Frazier

  • Oct 8 - Oct 10

    Shelby Lee Adams: Your Voice in Portrait Lighting

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    For more info, click here.

  • Oct 10

    Gallery and Bookstore closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Oct 15 - Oct 16

    John DeMerritt: Inside the Book

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Join John DeMerritt for a two-day workshop that is an in-depth investigation of the book object and its relationship to content.

  • Oct 18

    Artist Talk: Tod Seelie

    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 Tod Seelie. Embracing the subcultures of New York City and Los Angeles, Seelie’s work offers a raw glimpse into the underground ethos and often unknown fragments of these familiar cities. A world traveler, Seelie is attracted to the strangeness of situations, photographing a variety of people and happenings such as illegal, secretive parties in abandoned spaces; brutal DIY punk shows; the final voyage of Swoon’s Swimming Cities; and Bike Kill’s New York chapter. Alan Feuer from the New York Times writes, “Mr. Seelie has brought his camera—and, with it, his audience—into some of the city’s most unusual and arresting (at times, literally) happenings, while remaining true to the disturbing or evanescent nature of those happenings.”

    Tod Seelie has photographed in twenty-five countries on five different continents. His work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Stern magazine, TIME magazine, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Spin, Juxtapoz, Thrasher, Vice, Der Spiegel, and ARTnews, among others. His images also appear in the feature films Perfect Sense (2011) and Empire Me (2011). Seelie has exhibited work in solo and group shows around the world and at MASS MoCA and the Philadelphia Art Alliance. He published his first book, BRIGHT NIGHTS: Photographs of Another New York, in 2013. It was selected as one of the best photography books of the year by the New York Times, TIME magazine, and American Photo.

    Image: Tod Seelie, Firework Run, 2012

  • Oct 24

    2016 Aperture Benefit Party and Auction

    The Edison Ballroom

    240 West 47th Street

    New York,N.Y.

    Don’t miss the most fun photography party of the year, the Aperture Benefit Party and Auction Dear Bill, an evening of art and entertainment in honor of William Eggleston.

    CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
    Pricing starts at $150
    $100 for Aperture Members

    Cohosts
    David Byrne
    Sondra Gilman Gonzalez-Falla and
    Celso Gonzalez-Falla
    Elizabeth Ann Kahane and William Kahane
    Cathy Kaplan
    Nion McEvoy
    Jessica Nagle
    David Zwirner

    Colorful attire

    #ApertureDearBill

  • Nov 16

    Sylvain Couzient-Jacques: Eden

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Aperture Members are cordially invited to a special preview and reception on Wednesday, September 7 for the exhibition Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques: Eden.

    Not an Aperture Member? Join Aperture’s membership program to get closer to the best in photography.

    6:00–7:00 p.m. – Member preview and reception
    6:30 p.m. – Walk-through of the exhibition with Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques and Aperture’s creative director, Lesley A. Martin

    (7:00–8:30 p.m. Open to the public)

    Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques (born in Sens, France, 1983) is a graduate of the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille (2010) and the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles (2012). His work has been featured at LE BAL in Paris, Fotofestival Mannheim, and La Galerie Particulière in both Paris and Brussels. Couzinet-Jacques was awarded a fellowship at the Centre Photographique d’Ile-de- France, Paris, in 2015 and has been in residency at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris since 2014. In 2015, he received the inaugural Immersion commission given by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, in alliance with the Aperture Foundation. His first book, Eden, will be published by Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and Aperture in November 2016.

    Coproduced with Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

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    Aperture’s exhibitions are funded in part by an award from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the Charina Endowment Fund. Additional funding for this exhibition is provided by The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc.

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    Image: Eden tree (blue), 2016; from Eden (Aperture/Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, 2016)

  • Nov 16

    Sylvain Couzient-Jacques: Eden

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Initiated as part of the inaugural Immersion: A French American Photography Commission, a program launched by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès in alliance with Aperture Foundation, Eden is the first iteration of artist Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques’s eponymous long-term project. As part of the commission, Couzinet-Jacques purchased a small, historical building in Eden, North Carolina, as a site for an immersive exploration of the ideas of property, community, and image-making. The resultant output is eclectic, incorporating Polaroids, video, traditional photographic film, found objects, historical documents, and sculptural elements—the better to articulate and grapple with the often contradictory themes of utopia and home, the inevitable gaps between representation and reality, and the work of art as a means of re-enchantment.

    In addition to his own visual investigations, Couzinet-Jacques invited a group of sculptors, writers, videographers, and other artists to visit Eden over the course of the year and to create work inspired by the Little Red Schoolhouse. Selections of the resulting work, including pieces from each of the participants and elements from the house itself, are interwoven as part of this ambitious building and greenhouse installation, designed in collaboration with architects Jérémie Dalin and Sylvia Bourgoin and with environmental guidance by NY Sun Works, an urban sustainability non-profit organization.

    The exhibition includes additional work by Fred Cave, Thomas Hauser, Jesse Hoyle, Amelia Rina, Pat McCarthy, and Ugo Schiavi.

    Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques (born in Sens, France, 1983) is a graduate of the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille (2010) and the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles (2012). His work has been featured at LE BAL in Paris, Fotofestival Mannheim, and La Galerie Particulière in both Paris and Brussels. Couzinet-Jacques was awarded a fellowship at the Centre Photographique d’Ile-de- France, Paris, in 2015 and has been in residency at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris since 2014. In 2015, he received the inaugural Immersion commission given by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, in alliance with the Aperture Foundation. His first book, Eden, will be published by Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and Aperture in November 2016.

    Coproduced with Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

    hermes

    Aperture’s exhibitions are funded in part by an award from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the Charina Endowment Fund. Additional funding for this exhibition is provided by The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc.

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    Image: The Little Red Schoolhouse, Eden, 2016, from Eden (Aperture/Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, 2016) © Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques

  • Nov 23

    Gallery and Bookstore closing at 2pm

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Nov 24 - Nov 26

    Gallery and Bookstore closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Dec 23

    Gallery and Bookstore closing at 2pm

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Dec 24 - Jan 2

    Gallery and Bookstore closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Feb 9 - Feb 12

    San Francisco Patron Trip

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    Join or renew as a Patron Member today to receive your invitation for this trip and other exclusive events throughout the year.

    Aperture Foundation’s San Francisco Patron Weekend itinerary includes highlights such as curator-led exhibition tours of SFMoMA and Pier 24, as well as special visits to see private collections and artist studios.

    Our trip to San Francisco is offered to Aperture Trustees or Members at the Patron Circle ($1,000) level or above, with a supplemental registration fee for meals and hotel accommodation.

    For more information or to request the trip itinerary, please contact egrillo@aperture.org or 212.946.7103. Space is very limited.

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