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The Garden of Virtual Beauty: A Conversation with Karine Laval

May 26th, 2016
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The artist explores place, perception, and the lure of artificial environments.

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  • May 31

    Book Signing with Hiroshi Sugimoto

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    Please RSVP to events@aperture.org

    Hiroshi Sugimoto: Black Box is a survey of his iconic work, including his well-known series Seascapes and his more recent exploration of photogenic drawing in the series Lightning Fields. Created in conjunction with an upcoming exhibition at Fundación MAPFRE in Spain, the survey includes an introduction and interview by writer and curator Philip Larratt-Smith and text by the prominent Brazilian artist Iran do Espírito Santo.

    Join Hiroshi Sugimoto for a reception and book signing of this new release. Space is limited, so RSVP is essential. Please note: Hiroshi Sugimoto will only be signing copies of Black Box.

    Hiroshi Sugimoto (born in Tokyo, 1948) is a Japanese photographer and architect. He divides his time between Tokyo and New York City. Sugimoto has exhibited extensively in major museums and galleries throughout the world, and his work is held in numerous public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; National Gallery, London; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.; and Tate, London, among others.

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charina Endowment Fund, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Inc., and the Board of Trustees and Members of Aperture Foundation.

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  • Jun 1

    Patron Member Cocktail Party with Gregory Crewdson

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    Aperture Foundation’s annual Patron Cocktail Party with special guest photographer Gregory Crewdson will take place at the New York City home of an Aperture Foundation trustee.

    Join Aperture as a Patron ($1,000) Member to enjoy a spectacular, private art collection, and hear from Gregory Crewdson about his Aperture book Cathedral of the Pines (2016) over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

    Aperture’s Patron programs offer exclusive events and trips, including insider tours, studio visits, collection visits, and receptions and dinners in New York, Paris, Miami, Chicago, London, and beyond. To learn more, contact Emily Grillo at 212.946.7103 or egrillo@aperture.org.

    Gregory Crewdson (born in Brooklyn, 1962) is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and the Yale School of Art, where he is now Director of Graduate Studies in Photography. His series Beneath the Roses, which took nearly ten years and a crew of over one hundred people to complete, is the subject of the 2012 documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters. His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, including a survey that toured throughout Europe from 2001 to 2008. Crewdson’s awards include the Skowhegan Medal for Photography, the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, and the Aaron Siskind Fellowship. He is represented by Gagosian Gallery, New York.

    Image: Gregory Crewdson, Woman at Sink, 2014; from Cathedral of the Pines (Aperture, 2016) © Gregory Crewdson. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

  • Jun 8

    Negative Publicity with Edmund Clark and Crofton Black

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Join British photographer Edmund Clark and counterterrorism investigator Crofton Black for a conversation about their recently published book, Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition (Aperture/Magnum Foundation, 2016), which explores the unseen and unpublicized aspects of the United States’ war on terror.

    Negative Publicity includes previously unpublished photographs and documents that confront the nature of contemporary warfare and the invisible mechanisms of state control, and raises fundamental questions about the accountability and complicity of governments and corporations in acts of torture and imprisonment without due process.

    The conversation will be moderated by Ivan Sigal, and will be followed by a book signing.

    Edmund Clark is an award-winning artist whose work links history, politics, and representation. The series Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out, Letters to Omar, and Control Order House engage with state censorship to explore the hidden experiences and spaces of control and incarceration in the “Global War on Terror.” The Mountains of Majeed reflects on the end of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history. Clark’s work has been published and exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and acquired for national and international collections, including the George Eastman House Museum, Rochester, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and, in Britain, the National Portrait Gallery, the Imperial War Museum, and the National Media Museum. Awards include the Royal Photographic Society Hood Medal for outstanding photography for public service, the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award, and being shortlisted for the prestigious Prix Pictet for the theme of Power. He teaches at the University of the Arts London. His work is the subject of major solo exhibitions Edmund Clark: War of Terror at the Imperial War Museum, London, from July 28, 2016, to August 28, 2017, and Terror Incognitus at Zephyr Raum für Fotografie, Reiss-Engelhorn Museen, Mannheim, Germany, from January 31 to July 3, 2016.

    Crofton Black has spent several years carrying out in-depth international investigations into counterterrorism tactics on behalf of the human rights group Reprieve, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and other organizations. He has a doctorate of philosophy from the University of London on the topic of early modern hermeneutics, and was formerly an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin.

    This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charina Endowment Fund, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Inc., and the Board of Trustees and Members of Aperture Foundation.

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  • Jun 13

    Negative Publicity with Edmund Clark and Crofton Black

    Busboys and Poets

    2021 14th St NW

    Washington,D.C.

    Join British photographer Edmund Clark and counterterrorism investigator Crofton Black for a conversation about their recently published book, Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition (Aperture/Magnum Foundation, 2016), which explores the unseen and unpublicized aspects of the United States’ war on terror.

    Negative Publicity includes previously unpublished photographs and documents that confront the nature of contemporary warfare and the invisible mechanisms of state control, and raises fundamental questions about the accountability and complicity of governments and corporations in acts of torture and imprisonment without due process.

    For more details, click here.

    Edmund Clark is an award-winning artist whose work links history, politics, and representation. The series Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out, Letters to Omar, and Control Order House engage with state censorship to explore the hidden experiences and spaces of control and incarceration in the “Global War on Terror.” The Mountains of Majeed reflects on the end of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history. Clark’s work has been published and exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and acquired for national and international collections, including the George Eastman House Museum, Rochester, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and, in Britain, the National Portrait Gallery, the Imperial War Museum, and the National Media Museum. Awards include the Royal Photographic Society Hood Medal for outstanding photography for public service, the British Journal of Photography International Photography Award, and being shortlisted for the prestigious Prix Pictet for the theme of Power. He teaches at the University of the Arts London. His work is the subject of major solo exhibitions Edmund Clark: War of Terror at the Imperial War Museum, London, from July 28, 2016, to August 28, 2017, and Terror Incognitus at Zephyr Raum für Fotografie, Reiss-Engelhorn Museen, Mannheim, Germany, from January 31 to July 3, 2016.

    Crofton Black has spent several years carrying out in-depth international investigations into counterterrorism tactics on behalf of the human rights group Reprieve, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and other organizations. He has a doctorate of philosophy from the University of London on the topic of early modern hermeneutics, and was formerly an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin.

    Image: Edmund Clark, Site in north-east Kabul, believed to have been the location of the Salt Pit, now obscured by new factories and compounds, from Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition (Aperture/Magnum Foundation, 2016)

  • Jun 17

    Olivia Bee at LOOK3

    The Paramount Theater

    215 East Main Street

    Charlottesville,Virginia

    Join Olivia Bee as she talks about her new book, Kids in Love (Aperture, 2016), at LOOK3. A book signing of Kids in Love will follow.

    Olivia Bee: Kids in Love is the first book by the twenty-two-year-old photographer, whose work follows in the tradition of Nan Goldin and Ryan McGinley. Bee is celebrated for her dreamy and evocative portraits of her friends, her new loves, and the young people around her, all of whom are on the brink of adulthood and new possibilities.

    For more information and ticketing, visit look3.org

    The LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph features artist presentations and exhibitions by legendary photographers, as well as outdoor projections, community events, and educational initiatives. Everything takes place along Charlottesville’s historic pedestrian corridor known as the “Downtown Mall,” and at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. LOOK3’s world-class exhibition program is free and open to the public, as are the Friday Evening Projections and many special events.

    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 Apple, and editorial features for publications such as Vogue, ViceNew York, the New York Times, and Le Monde. Her photography has been featured in solo shows at Agnès B, New York, and Bernal Espacio, Madrid. In January 2016, Bee was featured as one of Forbes’s “30 under 30” to watch list of artist and style innovators, “creating and designing the future, from the gallery to the runway.”

  • Jun 18

    Doug DuBois at LOOK3

    The Paramount Theater

    215 East Main Street

    Charlottesville,Virginia

    Join Doug DuBois as he talks about his recent book, My Last Day At Seventeen (Aperture, 2016), at LOOK3. A book signing of My Last Day At Seventeen will follow.

    Over the course of five years, DuBois photographed a group of teenagers from the Russell Heights housing estate in Cobh, Ireland, and became fascinated by the complex connections between the teenagers in the insular neighborhood. A powerful follow-up to DuBois’ acclaimed first book, All the Days and Nights (Aperture, 2009), this volume provides an incisive examination of the uncertainties of growing up in Ireland today, while highlighting the unique relationship sustained between artist and subject.

    For more information and ticketing, visit look3.org

    The LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph features artist presentations and exhibitions by legendary photographers, as well as outdoor projections, community events, and educational initiatives. Everything takes place along Charlottesville’s historic pedestrian corridor known as the “Downtown Mall,” and at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. LOOK3’s world-class exhibition program is free and open to the public, as are the Friday Evening Projections and many special events.

    Doug DuBois (born in Dearborn, Michigan, 1960) has photographs in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, MacDowell Colony, and National Endowment for the Arts. DuBois has exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum and MoMA. His first monograph was All the Days and Nights (Aperture, 2009). In 2015, Aperture published his latest book, My Last Day at Seventeen. He has also photographed for magazines including the New York Times Magazine, Time, Details, and GQ. DuBois teaches in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.

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