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Picturing Dissent: 50 Years of Protest Photographs

January 19th, 2017
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What role have images played in our collective memory of protest?

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  • Jan 26 - Jan 29

    San Francisco Patron Weekend

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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 Members at the Patron Circle ($1,000) level or above are invited to travel with Aperture to San Francisco from January 26 to January 29. Our Patron Travel Program’s trip itinerary includes accommodation at the Four Seasons Hotel, and highlights such as VIP access to PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco, a visit to the studio of Todd Hido, private tours of photography exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the de Young, and Pier 24, curated visits to Fraenkel Gallery and Minnesota Street Project, and much more.

    Our San Francisco weekend requires a supplemental registration fee of $2,550 for individuals, or $3,400 for couples.

    The registration fee includes: hotel accommodation for three nights (check-in: January 26; check-out: January 29) in a Deluxe room at the Four Seasons San Francisco; two full days (Friday, January 27, and Saturday, January 28) of private tours and studio and collection visits, including transportation by charter bus or car to and from each activity; and three dinners (January 26–28), three lunches (January 27–29), and a cocktail party at the home of an Aperture trustee (January 27).

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

  • Jan 27 - Jan 29

    PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco

    Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion

    2 Marina Blvd

    San Francisco,CA

    Visit Aperture at booth P02 at PHOTOFAIRS, an international art fair dedicated to presenting fine art photography and moving image from leading international galleries and their artists in dynamic and cutting-edge destinations around the world. PHOTOFAIRS provides an elegant and vibrant environment for both seasoned and new collectors. In addition, tailored VIP and public programs are designed to create an engaging platform for our international audience.

    For more information, visit photofairs.org/sanfrancisco

    For a limited time, purchase tickets at a discounted price fortmason.org/box-office

    Saturday, January 28
    1:00–2:00 p.m.: American Destiny: Photography and America’s Social and Economic Landscape

    To mark the publication of Aperture magazine’s American Destiny issue, a panel discussion about photographers’ address to America’s social and economic landscape, including a discussion of how photographers respond and America’s new politics, moderated by Chris Boot, Executive Director of the Aperture Foundation.

    Sunday, January 29
    2:00 p.m.: Todd Hido signing Intimate Distance

  • Jan 28

    Phyllis Posnick in Conversation with Olivia Bee

    Milk Gallery

    450 West 15th Street

    New York,NY

    The School of Visual Arts MPS Graduate Fashion Photography presents Phyllis Posnick and Olivia bee in conversation at Milk Gallery. Posnick and Bee will be discussing fashion photography as an act of collaboration and in context of significant cultural and technological change. The conversation will be moderated by Stephen Frailey, co-chair of the SVA Graduate Fashion Photography program and editor of Dear Dave, magazine. Afterwards, they will both be signing copies of their books Stoppers (Posnick, Abrams, 2016) and Kids in Love (Aperture, 2015).

    Olivia Bee (born in Portland, Oregon, 1994) is based in Brooklyn. After the recognition received for her photographs on social media, Converse commissioned Bee, at the age of fifteen, to shoot her first ad. She has since gone on to shoot campaigns for brands such as Hermès, Levi’s, and editorial features for publications such as Vogue, Vice, New York, the New York Times, and Le Monde. Her photography has been featured in two solo shows at Agnès B, New York, and Bernal Espacio, Madrid.

    Phyllis Posnick has been a key fashion editor at Vogue for more than thirty years, primarily responsible for the magazine’s health and beauty editorials. Posnick has worked with the most recognized fashion photographers of our time including Helmut Newton, Tim Walker, Steven Klein, Mario Testino, and Irvin Penn, to whom her recent book (Stoppers, Abrams, 2016) is dedicated.

  • Feb 7

    Aperture ‘On Feminism’ Panel: Our Bodies, Online

    The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall

    55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor, Room I-202

    New York,NY

    “Our Bodies, Online” is a part of the Confounding Expectations lecture series, which is sponsored by Aperture Foundation, the Photography Program at Parsons School of Design at The New School, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

    This conversation will focus on how women wield images of their bodies online as a tool of power and/or as sexual objectification, exploring the question of who is allowed to use their body in this way. What are the implications of bodies imaging themselves online in the name of feminism? What are the rules of feminism now? Should there be boundaries and definitions? The conversation will be moderated by artist and writer Carmen Winant.

    Participating panelists include Aria Dean, Johanna Fateman, Ann Hirsch, Amanda Hunt, and André D. Singleton.

    This program is supported, in part, by the Anne Levy Fund, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Inc., and the Board of Trustees and Members of Aperture Foundation. Additional public funds are 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.

    Carmen Winant (b. 1983, San Francisco) is an artist, writer, and professor of visual studies and contemporary art history at Columbus College of Art and Design. Winant received her BA from UCLA and masters degrees in critical studies and fine arts from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2011; in 2010, she was a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 2016, she had solo exhibitions at Skibum MacArthur (Los Angeles) and Fortnight Institute (New York), respectively titled Pictures of Women Working and Who Says Pain is Erotic?. Winant is a frequent contributor to Artforum.com, The Believer, Aperture, and Frieze. She is currently at work on an experimental book about the nature of practice.

    Image: Mayan Toledano, Emma, 2015

  • Feb 16

    Member Exhibition Preview

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Open to all Aperture Members

    Not an Aperture Member? Join today to attend this event and others throughout the year.

    Aperture Members are invited to enjoy a special exhibition preview and reception on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for Duane Hanson Polaroids: 1979-1994.

    Duane Hanson, known for his hyperrealist sculptures of everyday people and the down-and-out, used photography as a primary means of developing his vision. With a meticulous eye, Hanson shot a series of Polaroids to sketch out his sculptures, photographing his subjects in subtle gestures looking for the pose that felt most real. He looked for the perfect tweak of the hand or shift of the gaze that would bring him closer to conceiving the end result, a sculpture that was both an unbelievably lifelike person and simultaneously a broader character type. The Polaroids on view here were often pinned to the wall, or spattered with paint, so they are not pristine but scarred by the artist’s hand. These Polaroids, of which there are nearly one thousand in the archive, are treasured historical documents of the artist’s process, showing not only the sitters but also the sculptures in various stages of development. Individually, they are witty, nostalgic time capsules that are both strange and playful, fascinating photographs in their own right.

    6:00–7:00 p.m.
    Aperture Member reception

    6:30 p.m.
    Exhibition walk-through

    7:00–8:30 p.m.
    Public opening

    Exhibition on view
    February 16 – March 23 2017

    This exhibition is co-produced by Aperture Foundation and Gagosian Gallery.

    Aperture’s exhibitions are funded, in part 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.

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    Image: Tourists, Duane Hanson, Photographer, 1988

  • Feb 16

    Duane Hanson Polaroids: 1979–1994

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Join Aperture Foundation for the opening reception of Duane Hanson Polaroids: 1979–1994. Duane Hanson, known for his hyper-realist sculptures of everyday people and the down-and-out, used photography as a primary means of developing his vision. With a meticulous eye, Hanson shot a series of Polaroids to sketch out his sculptures, photographing his subjects in subtle gestures looking for the pose that felt most real. He looked for the perfect tweak of the hand or shift of the gaze that would bring him closer to conceiving the end result, a sculpture that was both an unbelievably lifelike person and simultaneously a broader character type.

    The Polaroids on view were often pinned to the wall, or spattered with paint, so they are not pristine but scarred by the artist’s hand. These Polaroids, of which there are nearly one thousand in the archive, are treasured historical documents of the artist’s process, showing not only the sitters but also the sculptures in various stages of development. Individually, they are witty, nostalgic time capsules that are both strange and playful, fascinating photographs in their own right.

    Duane Hanson (born in 1925 in Alexandria, Minnesota, died in 1996 in Boca Raton, Florida) received a BA from Macalester College, Minnesota and an MA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan. Selected solo exhibitions include Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1978); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1979); Daimaru Museum of Art, Tokyo (1995; traveled to Genichiro-Inkuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa; and Kintetsu Museum of Art, Osaka); Saatchi Gallery, London (1997); “Duane Hanson,” Serpentine Gallery, London, England (2015); and many more.

    This exhibition is co-produced by Aperture Foundation and Gagosian Gallery.

    Aperture’s exhibitions are funded, in part 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.

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    Image: Duane Hanson, Cowboy, 1984.

  • Feb 25

    Paul Strand Circle Dinner with Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb

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    By Invitation

    Join Aperture as a Paul Strand Circle ($5,000) Member to enjoy a spectacular photography collection, and hear from Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb about  La Calle: Photographs from Mexico (2016) over cocktails and dinner.

    Aperture’s Paul Strand Circle dinner, with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, will be held at the Larchmont, New York, home of an Aperture trustee.

    The Paul Strand Circle program offers exclusive events and trips, including insider tours, studio visits, collection visits, and receptions and dinners in New York, Paris, Miami, London, and beyond. To learn more, please contact Emily Grillo at 212.946.7103 or Hillary Beson at 212.946.7146.

    Alex Webb (born in San Francisco, 1952) is best known for his vibrant and complex color photography, often made in Latin America and the Caribbean. He has published eleven books, including Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (with Rebecca Norris Webb) and The Suffering of Light (Aperture, 2011), a collection of thirty years of his color work. Alex became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1979. His work has been shown widely, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. He’s received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and GEO, among other publications.

    Rebecca Norris Webb (born in Rushville, Indiana, 1956), originally a poet, has published three photography books that explore the complicated relationship between people and the natural world: The Glass Between Us, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (with Alex Webb), and My Dakota. Her fourth book, Memory City (with Alex Webb), is a meditation on film, time, and the city of Rochester, New York, in what may be the last days of film as we know it. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York; and Robert Klein Gallery, Boston. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Time, National Geographic, and Le Monde Magazine.

     

    Image: Alex Webb, Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, 1985; from Alex Webb: La Calle (Aperture/Televisa Foundation, 2016)

  • Mar 31

    2017 Aperture Spring Party and Auction

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    The 2017 Spring Party and Auction theme is inspired by the forthcoming publication Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style.

    Featuring Shantrelle P. Lewis, curator and author of Dandy Lion.

    Spring Party Co-cohairs
    Taymour Grahne
    Thomas R. Schiff

    Click here for more information or to buy tickets.

    Tickets start at $75 ($50 for Aperture Members).

    Dandy attire

    Spring Party ticket and auction proceeds directly benefit Aperture’s publications and public programs, locally and internationally.

    Dandy Lion presents and celebrates individual dandy personalities, designers and tailors, movements and events that define contemporary dandyism. Described as “high-styled rebels” by Lewis, black men with a penchant for color and refined fashion, both new and vintage, have gained popular attention in recent years, influencing mainstream fashion.

    Shantrelle P. Lewis is a U.S.-based curator and researcher specializing in diasporic aesthetics, and the survival and evolution of African retentions. She was a 2014 United Nations Program for People of African Descent Fellow and a 2012–13 Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellow. Her traveling curatorial initiative, The Dandy Lion Project, examines global black dandyism through photography and film.

    Image: Hassan Hajjaj, Joe Casely-Hayford, 2012 (detail) from Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style

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