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Ed Ruscha on Stephen Shore’s America

August 18th, 2017
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The conceptual artist chooses ten of Shore’s little-known photographs that each have a voice of their own.

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  • Aug 23 - Aug 27

    Rick Sands: Breaking the Light Barrier

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Aug 26

    Gallery and Bookstore closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Sep 2

    Gallery and Bookstore closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Sep 4

    Gallery and Bookstore closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Sep 9

    Gallery and Bookstore closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Sep 13

    Aperture Connect Member Meet-Up

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    INVITE ONLY

    Aperture Connect Members are invited to the third Connect Meet-Up of 2017. Members will receive a tour of Body, Self, Society: Chinese Performance Photography of the 1990s at the Walther Collection Project Space, followed by a private visit with W. M. Hunt, photography collector, curator, and consultant. This will be the first visit to Hunt’s new Chelsea studio and work space, where he will discuss a range of works from his collection and his life in photography.

    W. M. HUNT is a champion of photography and a presenter both in the U.S. and internationally, from Shanghai to São Paulo. He is a longtime adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts, New York, and organizer of the W. Eugene Smith Talks at Aperture. His book The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious (Aperture, 2011) was the basis for a large show that debuted at the Rencontres d’Arles, France, then toured to the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; FOAM, Amsterdam; and the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at a special Member rate.

    THE WALTHER COLLECTION is dedicated to researching, collecting, exhibiting, and publishing photography and video art. Body, Self, Society: Chinese Performance Photography of the 1990s features images by Ai Weiwei, Cang Xin, Huang Yan, Ma Liuming, Song Dong, Zhang Huan, and Zhuang Hui. Exhibited works explore the richness and variety of Chinese performance photography during this time, exploring three key themes: new visions of the performing body; the changing sense of self in modern China; and a continued confrontation with specific aspects of the country’s society, history, and culture.

     

    Aperture Connect is a dynamic group of supporters (ages 21 to 37), residing in the New York Tri-State area, who seek to further their knowledge and understanding of photography, publishing, and the international photo community.

    Not an Aperture Connect Member? Become one today to receive an exclusive invitation to this event and participate in other educational gatherings year round!

  • Sep 14 - Sep 17

    EXPO CHICAGO

    Navy Pier

    600 E Grand Ave

    Chicago,Illinois

    Thursday–Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Visit Aperture Foundation at Sixth International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art. EXPO CHICAGO presents artwork from leading galleries from around the world, dynamic on-site programming, panel discussions, and a curated selection of new media, film and video works.

    Aperture will be presenting a special series of limited-edition prints and portfolios of work featured in the latest issues of Aperture magazine, “American Destiny,” “Platform Africa,” and “Elements of Style.” Artists include Gregory Halpern, Carolyn Drake, Eric Gyamfi, Malala Andrialavidrazana, and Musa N. Nxumalo. New limited editions related to recently released Aperture titles are also on view, including prints by John Chiara, Zanele Muholi, and Stephen Shore.

    For more information and to buy tickets, see here.

  • Sep 14

    Member Preview of Claude Iverné: Bilad es Sudan

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

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

    On behalf of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, in partnership with Aperture Foundation and the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Aperture Members are cordially invited to a preview and reception on Thursday, September 14 for the exhibition Bilad es Sudan by Claude Iverné.

    6:30 p.m. – Presentation by Claude Iverné and Aperture’s creative director, Lesley A. Martin
    7:00-8:30 p.m. – Public opening

    In 1999, Claude Iverné first set off along the Darb al Arba’ïn (Forty Days Trail), the ancient caravan route linking Egypt and the sultanate of Darfur. Ever since, Iverné has been working in the region, focusing on North Sudan in particular, wandering through the country to create a body of work. His photographs use an anthropological approach while simultaneously creating space for the viewer’s imagination.

    In 2015, with the support of the HCB Award, Iverné continued his project, this time traveling through South Sudan. Bilad es Sudan records the precipitous transformation of South Sudan, mapping its historical details and contemporary landscape. This second phase mirrors his previous body of work, but while he depicted the North in black and white, the South is shown in color.

    As a result of the political climate in South Sudan at the time, many Sudanese citizens fled to France. Iverné followed them there, exploring this journey from the nomadic tents and deserts of Sudan to the outskirts of French cities. Iverné’s photographs investigate the economic, cultural, and environmental changes of this country, concluding his Sudanese epic.

    This exhibition, first shown at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, is one “draft” of this immense work, one of the strata of this collection, in collaboration with the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, partner of the HCB Award. The book Claude Iverné – Bilad es Sudan, published by Éditions Xavier Barral, accompanies the exhibition, providing a different reading, a transformed essay, a friable stone in the fragile edifice of history.

    Image: Claude Iverné, Simulacrum, Guy Roger Janda, High school student, French, Évry, Dec. 2016

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    Aperture’s exhibitions are also funded, in part, with support from the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

  • Sep 14

    Claude Iverné: Bilad es Sudan

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Join Aperture Foundation, Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, and the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation for the opening reception of Bilad es Sudan by Claude Iverné.

    In 1999, Claude Iverné first set off along the Darb al Arba’ïn (Forty Days Trail), the ancient caravan route linking Egypt and the sultanate of Darfur. Ever since, Iverné has been working in the region, focusing on North Sudan in particular, wandering through the country to create a body of work. His photographs use an anthropological approach while simultaneously creating space for the viewer’s imagination.

    In 2015, with the support of the HCB Award, Iverné continued his project, this time traveling through South Sudan. Bilad es Sudan records the precipitous transformation of South Sudan, mapping its historical details and contemporary landscape. This second phase mirrors his previous body of work, but while he depicted the North in black and white, the South is shown in color.

    As a result of the political climate in South Sudan at the time, many Sudanese citizens fled to France. Iverné followed them there, exploring this journey from the nomadic tents and deserts of Sudan to the outskirts of French cities. Iverné’s photographs investigate the economic, cultural, and environmental changes of this country, concluding his Sudanese epic.

    This exhibition, first shown at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, is one “draft” of this immense work, one of the strata of this collection, in collaboration with the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, partner of the HCB Award. The book Claude Iverné – Bilad es Sudan, published by Éditions Xavier Barral, accompanies the exhibition, providing a different reading, a transformed essay, a friable stone in the fragile edifice of history

    On Saturday, September 16, join Aperture for a talk between Claude Iverné and Aperture Executive Director, Chris Boot. For more details, see here.

    Claude Iverné (born 1963) lives and works in France. Trained in the world of fashion photography in Paris, London, and New York, Iverné worked with the most renowned names of the profession, including Pierre Cardin, Lord Snowdon, Paolo Roversi, David Bailey, and Albert Watson. Since his first trip to Sudan in 1999, Iverné has worked on the concepts of territory and identity, and on the codes and standards of representation that are linked to these notions. In 2003, he created the collective Elnour (The light), a research and documentation office where photographers, artists, scientists, and writers coexist and work on Sudan. He has exhibited at Rencontres d’Arles (2002); the United Nations, Khartoum, Sudan (2002); Maison des Métallos, Paris (2003, 2012); Centre Culturel Français, Khartoum, Sudan (2004); Musée Royal de Mariemont, Belgium (2007); Visa Pour l’Image (2007); Egyptian Cultural Center, Paris (2010); Musée Nicéphore Niépce (2016); and Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson (2017).

    hermes

    Fondation_HCB

    Aperture’s exhibitions are also funded, in part, with support from the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

     

  • Sep 16

    Claude Iverné: Bilad es Sudan

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Join Aperture Foundation, Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, and the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation for a talk between Aperture Executive Director Chris Boot and photographer Claude Iverné, about his new exhibition Bilad es Sudan.

    In 1999, Claude Iverné first set off along the Darb al Arba’ïn (Forty Days Trail), the ancient caravan route linking Egypt and the sultanate of Darfur. Ever since, Iverné has been working in the region, focusing on North Sudan in particular, wandering through the country to create a body of work. His photographs use an anthropological approach while simultaneously creating space for the viewer’s imagination.

    In 2015, with the support of the HCB Award, Iverné continued his project, this time traveling through South Sudan. Bilad es Sudan records the precipitous transformation of South Sudan, mapping its historical details and contemporary landscape. This second phase mirrors his previous body of work, but while he depicted the North in black and white, the South is shown in color.

    As a result of the political climate in South Sudan at the time, many Sudanese citizens fled to France. Iverné followed them there, exploring this journey from the nomadic tents and deserts of Sudan to the outskirts of French cities. Iverné’s photographs investigate the economic, cultural, and environmental changes of this country, concluding his Sudanese epic.

    This exhibition, first shown at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, is one “draft” of this immense work, one of the strata of this collection, in collaboration with the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, partner of the HCB Award. The book Claude Iverné – Bilad es Sudan, published by Éditions Xavier Barral, accompanies the exhibition, providing a different reading, a transformed essay, a friable stone in the fragile edifice of history

    On Saturday, September 16, join Aperture for a talk between Claude Iverné and Aperture Executive Director, Chris Boot. For more details, see here.

    Claude Iverné (born 1963) lives and works in France. Trained in the world of fashion photography in Paris, London, and New York, Iverné worked with the most renowned names of the profession, including Pierre Cardin, Lord Snowdon, Paolo Roversi, David Bailey, and Albert Watson. Since his first trip to Sudan in 1999, Iverné has worked on the concepts of territory and identity, and on the codes and standards of representation that are linked to these notions. In 2003, he created the collective Elnour (The light), a research and documentation office where photographers, artists, scientists, and writers coexist and work on Sudan. He has exhibited at Rencontres d’Arles (2002); the United Nations, Khartoum, Sudan (2002); Maison des Métallos, Paris (2003, 2012); Centre Culturel Français, Khartoum, Sudan (2004); Musée Royal de Mariemont, Belgium (2007); Visa Pour l’Image (2007); Egyptian Cultural Center, Paris (2010); Musée Nicéphore Niépce (2016); and Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson (2017)

    hermes

    Fondation_HCB

    Aperture’s exhibitions are also funded, in part, with support from the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

  • Sep 21 - Sep 24

    NY Art Book Fair

    MoMA PS1

    22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Ave.

    Long Island City,NY

    Preview – Thursday, September 21: 6:00–9:00 p.m.
    Friday, September 22: 1:00–7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, September 23: 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
    Sunday, September 24: 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

    Visit Aperture Foundation at twelfth annual NY Art Book Fair, a three-day event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Exhibitors range from photography and art book publishers, small and large, to individual artists and institutions.

    Aperture’s book signing schedule will be available soon.

    For more information, visit nyartbookfair.com.

  • Sep 22 - Sep 24

    UNSEEN

    Westergasfabriek

    Klönneplein 1

    Amsterdam,

    Friday, September 22: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Saturday, September 23: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Sunday, September 22: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Join Aperture at Unseen, an international photography fair focused on undiscovered photography talent and underknown work by established photographers.

    More details about Aperture programming to come.

    For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.unseenamsterdam.com.

  • Sep 26

    Studio Tour: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao

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    INVITE ONLY

    Exclusively for Members

    Aperture Members at the Friend, Dual Friend/FamilyPatron Circle, Benefactor Circle, and Paul Stand Circle levels are invited to the Long Island City studio of Aperture-published photographer Jeff Chien Hsing Liao for refreshments and a discussion led by the artist.

    Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao (born in Taiwan, 1977) first received recognition with his series Habitat 7, which was featured in the September 11, 2005, issue of the New York Times Magazine as the winner of the Capture the Times photography contest. In 2014, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao: New York was published by Aperture. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and can be found in the permanent collections of institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; Queens Museum, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; JGS Howard Stein Collection, New York; Pilara Foundation Collection, San Francisco; Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection, North Carolina; and Deutsche Bank Collection. His current project will be on view at the Foley Gallery September 6 – October 15.

    Not an Aperture Member? Become one today to receive an exclusive invitation to this event and participate in other educational gatherings year round!

    Image: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, Autumnal Equinox, 2015, 60″ x 100″

     

     

  • Sep 27

    Tabitha Soren in Conversation with Steven Winn

    Nourse Theater

    275 Hayes St

    San Fransisco,CA

    Join Aperture at City Arts & Lectures for a conversation between photographer Tabitha Soren and Steven Winn, about Soren’s latest publication Fantasy Life: Baseball and the American Dream. Following the talk will be a book signing.

    To buy tickets, see here.

    In 2002, Tabitha Soren first began photographing a group of minor league draft picks for the Oakland A’s—young men coming into the major league farm system straight from high school or college. Fifteen years after that first shoot, Fantasy Life portrays a selection of these stories, gathering together a richly textured series of photographs taken on the field and behind the scenes at games, along with commentaries by each of the players and memorabilia from their lives—from kindergarten-age baseball cards to x-rays of player injuries.

    Dave Eggers contributes a five-part short story that compellingly condenses the roller-coaster ride of the minor-league every-man, from youthful pursuit of stardom through the slog of endless hardscrabble games, to that moment of realization that success may not be just around the corner after all. Additionally, a number of the featured players add their own real-life experiences of trying to make it to “The Show.” Together, these elements evoke the enduring spirit of this quintessential American fantasy of making it in the major leagues.

    Tabitha Soren left a successful career in television in 1999 to start another one as a photographer. Her work is included in public collections such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California; Transformer Station, Cleveland, Ohio; Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco; New Orleans Museum of Art; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indiana; and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans. Her work has been featured in Dear Dave, McSweeney’s, Vanity Fair, New York Times Magazine, Blink, Slate, New York, Sports Illustrated, California Sunday Magazine, and ESPN The Magazine. She is represented by the Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles.

  • Oct 9

    Gallery and Bookstore closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Oct 14 - Oct 15

    Stuart Smith: How Not to Design a Photobook

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Oct 16

    Artist Talk: Justyna Mielnikiewicz

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, is pleased to present an artist talk with Justyna Mielnikiewicz. Based in Tbilisi, Georgia, Mielnikiewicz is the 2016 recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for her project A Diverging Frontier: Russia and Its Neighbors. Passionate about people and their stories, Mielnikiewicz creates photographs that are sensitive studies of life in the areas surrounding the Russian border more than two decades following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Mielnikiewicz’s concerns are complex, often discussing issues that relate to these regions such as the abstractness of borders, unity and disunity, and how personal beliefs can be exploited by leaders to incite conflict and destabilize. However, the photos themselves are grounded in the everyday, perhaps even the seemingly mundane—as Mielnikiewicz explains: “Even in the time of war, people still get up, brush their teeth, have to do their shopping. They go meet their friends, they marry and they die. In a peaceful time it’s easier, in wartime it’s harder. But war or revolution or unrest doesn’t stop real life.”

    Justyna Mielnikiewicz (b. 1973) grew up in Poland and started her career as a photographer after graduating from Jagiellonian University. Since 2002 she has been based in the Republic of Georgia. In her work, she mainly focuses on the countries of the former Soviet Union. The most important part of her professional activity is devoted to personal, long-term projects. In 2014, she published her first book, Woman with a Monkey: Caucasus in Short Notes and Photographs. She is currently finishing her long-term project on Ukraine titled A Ukraine Runs Through It, exploring modern Ukraine in turmoil, with the Dnieper River as a metaphor of the present split in the country. With the 2016 grant she won from the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, she is working on a new project that explores the role of ethnicity in identity formation for Russians residing in former Soviet states, twenty-five years after the fall of the Soviet Union.

    The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography was established in 1978 following the death of W. Eugene Smith, the legendary American photo-essayist. Today, it is one of the most prestigious honors in documentary photography. Every year it recognizes a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follow the tradition of Smith’s concerned photography and the dedicated compassion exhibited during his forty-five-year career. The application deadline is in early June.

    More information can be found at smithfund.org.

    The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund is supported by generous contributions from The Incite Project, Herb Ritts Foundation, Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, and Canon USA. Additional support is provided by Photo District News, International Center of Photography (ICP), School of Visual Arts (SVA) BFA Photography, MFA Photography, Video and Related Media departments, MediaStorm, Brilliant Graphics, Synergy Communications, and Aperture Foundation.

    The Smith Talks and other programs at Aperture are supported, in part, by the Grace Jones Richardson Trust and William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, and with additional support from generous individuals, including the Board of Trustees and Members of Aperture Foundation.

    Image: Justyna Mielnikiewicz, Varvara Nikolayenko on stage in the theater where she performs the role of the Soviet Pioneer, Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, November 2008

  • Oct 19 - Oct 22

    Texas Contemporary

    George R. Brown Convention Center

    1001 Avenida De Las Americas

    Houston,Texas

    Opening Night Preview – Thursday, October 19: 6:00–10:00 p.m.
    Friday, October 20 & Saturday, October 21:
    11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
    Sunday, October 22: 12:00–6:00 p.m.

    Join Aperture at Texas Contemporary, Houston’s leading contemporary and modern art fair. Now in its seventh edition, Texas Contemporary 2017 will feature 75 exhibitors and an innovative program of special projects and public installations.

    More details about Aperture’s programming will be available soon.

    For more information, see here.

  • Oct 30

    2017 Aperture Gala: The Elements of Style

    IAC Building

    555 West 18th Street

    New York,NY

  • Nov 9 - Nov 12

    Paris Photo

    Grand Palais

    21 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    Paris,France

    Visit Aperture Foundation at the 21st edition of Paris Photo, an international art fair dedicated to the photographic medium, a key rendez-vous for dealers, collectors, curators, artists and art aficionados.

    Book signing schedule will be available shortly.

  • Nov 22

    Gallery and Bookstore closing at 2:00pm

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Nov 23 - Nov 25

    Gallery and Bookstore closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY