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  • Dec 14

    “I See Myself in You”: A Conversation with Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas

    Express Newark

    Lecture Hall 213, 45 Halsey Street

    Newark,New Jersey

    “I See Myself in You”: A Conversation with Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas
    L+M Lecture Series and Shine Portrait Studio Book Launch/Signing Event
    December 14, Friday @ 6pm Lecture Hall 213 @ Express Newark, 54 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102

    Taking inspiration from the title of their family portrait, “Sometimes I See Myself In You,” Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas will be the featured speakers for the fall 2018 L+M Development Partners Lecture Series at Rutgers University-Newark organized by Clement A. Price Institute. Followed by a conversation which Professor Salamishah Tillet will moderate, their lectures will address the themes of art, activism, and racial legacies as well as present from their latest projects with Shine Portrait Studio and New Arts at Express Newark and beyond.

    On the occasion of Shine Portrait Studio’s featured exhibition at Express Newark Deborah Willis, In Pursuit of Beauty: Imaging Closets in Newark and Beyond, a joint book launch event will take place immediately after the lecture. This will feature Deborah Willis’s work published by Shine, as well as a new book All Things Being Equal, by Hank Willis Thomas’s published by Aperture.
    Express Newark, is a new community-university collaborative space dedicated to exploring the role of the public arts and humanities in the continued development of Newark.

  • Dec 15

    Stockroom Sale — 70% Off Everything

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    This is a once-in-a-lifetime event! We’ve cleaned out our stockroom and are offering 70% —and more!— off hundreds of books. All magazines will be $5. The event is first come, first served, so be sure to stop by early to get the best selection of Aperture classics, backlist magazines, monographs, and more!

    All stockroom sale items are final sale and only available in the Aperture Bookstore. No phone orders. Come celebrate the end of the year and help us clear out our stockroom!

  • Dec 24

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed at 2:00 p.m.

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closed for the Holidays starting December 24, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. We will reopen Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

  • Dec 25 - Jan 1

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closed for the Holidays starting December 24, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. We will reopen Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

  • Jan 9

    Aperture Conversations: Lives in Transition

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    RSVP to [email protected]

    Reenvisioning queer lives and the modern family through photography. Pictures and discussion with Slobodan Randjelović, Jurek Wajdowicz, and Chris Boot.

    Coinciding with the publication of Lives in Transition: LGBTQ Serbia by The New Press, its author Slobodan Randjelović will present photographs and stories from Serbia. Jurek Wajdowicz will then provide the broader context of the Diverse Humanity LGBTQ-themed book series, a one-of-a-kind project featuring documentary photography exploring gender diversity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, of which Lives in Transition is the latest installment. Chris Boot will then chair a discussion with the speakers and the audience about photography’s contribution to the evolution of queer identities and human rights.

    Slobodan Randjelović is a Serbian-born architect currently working in New York City. Also a photographer, he is a passionate supporter of LGBTQ rights, environmental conservation, and the arts. The author of Lives in Transition: LGBTQ Serbia (The New Press), he serves on the board of the Arcus Foundation, the Gallmann Memorial Foundation, New York Live Arts, and the Design Committee of the Park Avenue Armory.

    Jurek Wajdowicz, art director and photographer, began his career as a graphic artist in Łódź, Poland, where he earned his master of arts degree in graphic design and photography at the Lodz Academy of Fine Arts. Now living in New York City, he works with international humanitarian organizations and leading non-profit institutions around the world through his EWS studio (in partnership with Lisa LaRochelle). In the 50th Anniversary Survey of Graphic Design USA magazine, Wajdowicz was selected among the “Most Influential Graphic Designers of the Past 50 Years.”

    Chris Boot has been the executive director of Aperture Foundation since 2011. Previously the director of Magnum Photos, in London and New York, and editorial director at Phaidon Press, he formed his own photobook enterprise, Chris Boot Ltd., in 2001, publishing books by, among others, Luc Delahaye, Sunil Gupta, Jacqueline Hassink, Tim Hetherington, and Martin Parr. He is the editor of George Dureau Photographs (Aperture, 2016).

    Lives in Transition is the tenth title in the critically acclaimed photobook series Diverse Humanity, published by The New Press, about LGBTQ communities around the world. Previous titles include Revealing Selves: Transgender Portraits from Argentina by Kike Arnal; Out: LGBTQ Poland by Maciek Nabrdalik; The Kids: The Children of LGBTQ Parents in the USA by Gabriela Herman; Edges of the Rainbow: LGBTQ Japan by Michel Delsol and Haruku Shinozaki; Delhi: Communities of Belonging by Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh; Pride and Joy: Taking the Streets of New York City by Jurek Wajdowicz; Five Bells: Being LGBT in Australia by Jenny Papalexandris; Bordered Lives: Transgender Portraits from Mexico by Kike Arnal; and Lyudmila and Natasha: Russian Lives by Misha Friedman.

    The photobook series is a unique collaboration between the Arcus Foundation, Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios, and The New Press. diversehumanity.com

    Image: Slobodon Randjelović, Lives in Transition: LGBTQ Serbia, The New Press, 2018

    Aperture Foundation’s public programs are supported, in part, by generous donations from our Board of Trustees; our Members and other individuals; corporate and private foundations, including the Grace Jones Richardson Trust and the Jane Smith Turner Foundation; and 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.

  • Jan 21

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019.

  • Feb 18

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closed Monday, February 18, 2019.

  • Mar 5

    Aperture Conversations: Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa and Tina Campt

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    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 Photography Program at Parsons School of Design of The New School, is pleased to present a conversation between artist Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa and scholar Tina Campt. Join us for a night discussing One Wall a Web, Wolukau-Wanambwa’s first monograph, which recently won the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Prize. One Wall a Web consists of three chapters comprising two bodies of work. The book interweaves Wolukau-Wanambwa’s own photographs, a sequence of archival images, and two text collages, which together confront the normality of racist, classed, and gendered violence in American life.

    Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is a photographer and writer who has contributed essays to publications by Vanessa Winship, George Georgiou, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Marton Perlaki, and Paul Graham. He has been an artist in residence at Light Work, guest edited Aperture’s PhotoBook Review, and written for Aperture, Foam, the Barbican, The Photographers’ Gallery, and Rutgers University Press. His debut monograph, One Wall a Web, was published by ROMA Publications in 2018. He has lectured at Yale, Cornell, New York University, and The New School.

    Tina Campt is Claire Tow and Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Africana and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College–Columbia University. She is the author of three books: Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender, and Memory in the Third Reich (2004), Image Matters: Archive, Photography, and the African Diaspora in Europe (2012), and Listening to Images (2017). She is the 2018–19 Abigail R. Cohen Fellow at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris, and Research Associate at the Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre at the University of Johannesburg.

    Image: Black bloc, 2012, Our Present Invention
    One Wall a Web by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa published by ROMA Publications (2018)

    Aperture Foundation’s public programs are supported, in part, by generous donations from our Board of Trustees; our Members and other individuals; corporate and private foundations, including the Grace Jones Richardson Trust and the Jane Smith Turner Foundation; and 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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  • May 27

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019.

  • Jul 4

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2019.

  • Sep 2

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closed Monday, September 2, 2019

  • Oct 14

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closed Monday, October 14, 2019.

  • Nov 27

    Gallery and Bookstore Close Early

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

  • Nov 28 - Dec 1

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

  • Dec 24

    Gallery and Bookstore Close Early

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Foundation Gallery and Bookstore will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2019.

  • Dec 25 - Jan 2

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closed for the Holidays starting December 25, 2019. We will reopen Thursday, January 2, 2020.