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Magazine: Helena Almeida

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The octogenarian Portuguese artist Helena Almeida was intent on blurring lines: her playful images might be considered paintings, actions, and performative photographs.

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Lecture as Performance

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221MAG454_Wilson-Goldie

Several Lebanese artists, including Walid Raad, have embraced the artist’s talk to unpack history and the limitations of the photograph.

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Self-Portraiture in the First-Person Age

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All users perform a version of themselves on Instagram. But how are artists today using the commercial platform to calculated effect?

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On Record: RoseLee Goldberg and Roxana Marcoci in Conversation

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221MAG449_RoseLeeRoxana-HR

Performances are ephemeral; photographs are permanent. When is an image more than a mere document? How do images bring us closer to an event we never witnessed?

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On Venice ’79

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From Redux, Aperture magazine’s regular column on rediscovered books and writings, we look at the catalogue that accompanied a one-time, photography-only biennial.

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An Interview with Ishiuchi Miyako

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220MAG580_Miyako-HR

Yuri Mitsuda speaks with Ishiuchi Miyako about the evolution of her explorations of time and how she has negotiated a field dominated by men.

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An Interview with William Klein

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An excerpt from Aaron Schuman’s interview with William Klein from Aperture Issue 220.

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An Interview with Bruce Davidson

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A preview of an interview from the fall issue of Aperture magazine, conducted by curator Charlotte Cotton with the legendary documentarian Bruce Davidson.

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The Interview Issue
Aperture #220 – Editors’ Note

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2015_08_24_Issue220_Email

Aperture magazine’s editors on our Fall 2015 issue and its nine in-depth interviews.