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  • Jan 19

    Family Fun Day with Alice Proujansky at Fotografiska


    281 Park Avenue

    New York,NY

    Join photographer, author and teaching artist Alice Proujansky for Family Fun Day: A Community Celebration with Photographer Tawny Chatmon at Fotografiska. Alice will be leading children’s activities from her book Go Photo! An Activity Book for Kids

    Additional programming will take place throughout the day, including an exhibition tour with photographer Tawny Chatmon and a family concert with “Mazz Music”.

    See here for the program schedule and to buy tickets.

  • Jan 25 - Jan 26

    Aperture Stockroom Sale

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Two days only! Join us for our special Stockroom Sale and save up to 75% off a selection of Aperture classics, backlist magazines, monographs, and limited-edition prints! PLUS—the chance to collect select first edition rare books and more. The event is first come, first served, so be sure to stop by early.

    All sale items are final sale and only available in the Aperture Bookstore. No phone or online orders.

    After fifteen years in our Chelsea location, Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will close on January 18. Over the next year, Aperture will continue to operate from our Chelsea office as we prepare to open a new public space in Manhattan in 2021. We first moved to our current location in Chelsea in 2005. Since then, we have hosted over one hundred exhibitions—including the New York Times Magazine: Photographs, Mickalene Thomas: Muse, Prison Nation, Orlando curated by Tilda Swinton, The New Black Vanguard—and thousands of conversations and events with artists and thinkers like Daidō Moriyama, Stephen Shore, Susan Meiselas, and many more.

    “For fifteen years, Aperture has been blessed to have this wonderful loft gallery in Chelsea. It’s been a space for bold artistic statements, new ideas, and for the photo community to connect,” Aperture Executive Director Chris Boot comments. “So many of you have enjoyed this space with us, and have learned things and grown as result of your experiences here. It’s truly sad for us to say goodbye to this space—but the end of one chapter is the beginning of another, and we look forward to unveiling our bold plans for Aperture’s future space soon.”

    *Select books and magazines.


    Related Event
    Aperture Gallery Closing Reception:
    Join us on January 16 to say goodbye to our space and celebrate Aperture. This will be a chance to see our three current exhibitions, The New Black Vanguard, Mark McKnight: 2019 Portfolio Prize Winner, and the 2019 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist, before they close.

  • Jan 28

    Friend Member Tour of Illusions of the Photographer: Duane Michals at the Morgan Library and Museum

    The Morgan Library & Museum

    225 Madison Ave

    New York,NY

    Please join Aperture for a special member exhibition tour of Illusions of the Photographer: Duane Michals at the Morgan. Joel Smith, the Morgan Library and Museum’s Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography will lead the tour.

    Contemplative, confessional, and comedic, the art of Duane Michals exerts an appeal that transcends the conventional audience of photography. Illusions of the Photographer combines a full career retrospective—the first on Michals to be organized by a New York City museum—with an artist’s-choice show, as Michals plumbs the Morgan’s vaults for treasures both revered and long-forgotten.

    Duane Michals (born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania,1932) is one of the great photographic innovators of the last century, widely known for his work with series, multiple exposures, and text. Michals first made significant creative strides in photography during the 1960s. In an era heavily influenced by photojournalism, Michals manipulated the medium to communicate larger narratives. He is widely known for sequences of photographs, which appropriate cinema’s frame-by-frame format, and for incorporating text as a key component in his works.

    Image: Duane Michals, Andy Warhol (hands in front of face), 1958. Gelatin-silver print with hand-applied text. © Duane Michals, Courtesy DC Moore Gallery, New York.

  • Jan 30

    Aperture Connect Council Tour of Sandy Skoglund: Winter

    Ryan Lee Gallery

    515 W 26th St Floor 3

    New York,NY

    Not an Aperture Connect Council MemberJoin Connect Council today to receive an invitation to tour Sandy Skoglund: Winter, as well as other special gatherings year round!

    Aperture Connect Council Members are invited to for a wine reception and artist-led exhibition tour of Sandy Skoglund: Winter at Ryan Lee Gallery. The event will include an introduction by Aperture’s senior editor, Denise Wolff, at 6:20 p.m., followed by a tour of the exhibition with artist Sandy Skoglund at 6:30 p.m.

    Sandy Skoglund (born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, 1946) is an American artist whose conceptual photography–based work explores a characteristic combination of familiarity and discomfort, humor and depth, ease and anxiety. Her repetitive, process-oriented art production includes handmade objects as well as kitsch subject matter. Her work often incorporates sculpture and installation with vibrantly colored, meticulously constructed sets, questioning popular culture and commercial photography techniques. Skoglund’s work was featured in Feast for the Eyes (Aperture, 2017) and in the “Male/Female” issue of Aperture magazine (1999).

    Space is very limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Image: Sandy Skoglund, Winter, 2018. © Sandy Skoglund. Courtesy the artist and Ryan Lee Gallery, New York.