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June 13th, 2018

Through uncanny vintage photographs, Laura Larson tells a story of love and attachment.

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  • Jun 20

    Reception and Screening with RaMell Ross

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

    INVITE ONLY

    Aperture Members are invited to a private reception and screening with photographer and filmmaker RaMell Ross, who is featured in Aperture magazine #231, “Film & Foto.”

    6:30 p.m. – Cocktail reception and exhibition viewing of RaMell Ross: South County, AL (A Hale County)

    7:15 p.m. – Film introduction and remarks by RaMell Ross

    Having lived, worked, and photographed in Hale County, Alabama, for almost ten years, Ross has produced a series of quietly powerful photographs–South County, AL (A Hale County)–that meditate on the myths of blackness in the American South.

    Ross’s recent experimental documentary film extends his photographic practice. Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018), which received a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award for Creative Vision, is composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community in Hale County, and offers an emotive impression of the Historic South.

    Not an Aperture Member? Become one today to receive an invitation to this event and participate in other exclusive gatherings year round!

    Aperture Foundation’s public programs and exhibitions are supported, in part, by generous donations from our Board of Trustees, our Members and other individuals, and major support from private foundations including Grace Jones Richardson Trust and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with 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.

    Image: Still from Hale County This Morning, This Evening, 2018

     

  • Jun 23

    Gallery and Bookstore closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Jun 27

    Member Preview of the 2018 Aperture Summer Open: The Way We Live Now

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Not an Aperture Member? Join Aperture’s membership program to get closer to the best in photography.

    Aperture Members are cordially invited to a special exhibition preview and reception on Wednesday, June 27 for the 2018 Aperture Summer Open: The Way We Live Now.

    5:30-7:00 p.m. – Member preview and reception
    6:00 p.m. – Introductions by Brendan Embser, managing editor, Aperture magazine and exhibition curators
    7:00-8:30 p.m. – Open to the public

    How do photographs express a moment of rapid change in society, politics, beauty, and self-expression? Selected from more than one thousand submissions, the 2018 Aperture Summer Open, The Way We Live Now, features eighteen artists and photographers seeking to reckon with the currents and contradictions of life in the twenty-first century. Among the works are powerful chronicles of the crises of opioid addiction and mass incarceration; multilayered portrayals of Latinx, Native American, and queer communities; sweeping accounts of the built environment from Israel to China; and prismatic meditations on African American and diasporic culture, gender, and fashion. Together, the artists in the Summer Open are gathering evidence about how we define images and how images define our lives.

    For the full list of participating artists, see here.

    About the Aperture Summer Open

    Aperture Summer Open is an annual open-submission exhibition at Aperture Foundation’s gallery that features a wide variety of work drawn from members of our photographic community. Selected annually by a prominent curator or editor, the exhibition seeks to reveal and report on critical themes and trends driving international contemporary photographic practice. The exhibition opens the doors of the Foundation to all photographers, both well and lesser-known, as it fosters and promotes new ideas and talent.

    Aperture Foundation’s public programs and exhibitions are supported, in part, by generous donations from our Board of Trustees, our Members and other individuals, and major support from private foundations including Ford Foundation, Grace Jones Richardson Trust, Henry Luce Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and The Reba Judith Sandler Foundation, and public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislator, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

  • Jun 27

    2018 Summer Open: The Way We Live Now

    Aperture Gallery

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,N.Y.

    Join Aperture for the opening reception of the 2018 Aperture Summer Open, The Way We Live Now.

    How do photographs express a moment of rapid change in society, politics, beauty, and self-expression? Selected from more than one thousand submissions, the 2018 Aperture Summer Open, The Way We Live Now, features eighteen artists and photographers seeking to reckon with the currents and contradictions of life in the twenty-first century. Among the works are powerful chronicles of the crises of opioid addiction and mass incarceration; multilayered portrayals of Latinx, Native American, and queer communities; sweeping accounts of the built environment from Israel to China; and prismatic meditations on African American and diasporic culture, gender, and fashion. Together, the artists in the Summer Open are gathering evidence about how we define images and how images define our lives.

    Curated by Siobhán Bohnacker, senior photo editor, the New Yorker; Brendan Embser, managing editor, Aperture magazine; Marvin Orellana, photo editor, New York magazine; and Antwaun Sargent, independent writer and critic

     

    For the full list of participating artists, see here.

    About the Aperture Summer Open

    Aperture Summer Open is an annual open-submission exhibition at Aperture Foundation’s gallery that features a wide variety of work drawn from members of our photographic community. Selected annually by a prominent curator or editor, the exhibition seeks to reveal and report on critical themes and trends driving international contemporary photographic practice. The exhibition opens the doors of the Foundation to all photographers, both well and lesser-known, as it fosters and promotes new ideas and talent.

    Aperture Foundation’s public programs and exhibitions are supported, in part, by generous donations from our Board of Trustees, our Members and other individuals, and major support from private foundations including Grace Jones Richardson Trust and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with 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.

  • Jul 2 - Jul 8

    Arles 2018: Les Rencontres de la Photographie

    Les Rencontres d’Arles

    34 rue du docteur Fanton

    Arles ,

    Opening Week: July 2-8, 2018

    Exhibitions: July 2-September 23, 2018

    The 49th Rencontres d’Arles invites you to cross space and time with a breathtaking, celestial journey across the ages. The 2018 program, titled Back to the Future, presents exhibitions, book awards, portfolio reviews, and workshops throughout the city of Arles, France.

    Every summer since 1970, over the course of more than forty exhibitions at various of the city’s exceptional heritage sites, the Rencontres d’Arles has been a major influence in disseminating the best of world photography and playing the role of a springboard for photographic and contemporary creative talents.

     

     

    Related Aperture Programming: 

    Taysir Batniji: Home Away From Home

    Exhibition on View: July 2-September 23, 2018

    In the work of Taysir Batniji—a Palestinian artist born in Gaza shortly before the 1967 war and Israeli occupatio—impermanence and wandering, chosen or forced, experienced alone or in company, are a prerequisite of liberty. To the comfort and stability of home (sweet home), Taysir Batniji, developing an oeuvre in perpetual mutation, opposes the mobile home. Hence the central project of his Arles exhibition, Home Away From Home, produced in 2017 as part of Immersion, a French-American Photography Commission, a program to support contemporary photography initiated by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès together with the Aperture Foundation.

    Taysir Batniji: Home Away From Home, (Aperture, 2018)

     

    Jonas Bendiksen: The Last Testament

    Exhibition on View: July 2-August 26, 2018

    Jonas Bendiksen’s The Last Testament chronicles seven men who all claim to be the biblical Messiah returned. Through Bendiksen’s personal testimonies and intimate portraits, The Last Testament investigates the boundaries of religious faith, and a world in need of salvation, yearning for a new prophet.

    Jonas Bendiksen: The Last Testament, (Aperture, 2017)

     

    For festival tickets and full programming details please visit, www.rencontres-arles.com

     

     

     

  • Jul 4

    Gallery and Bookstore closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Jul 21 - Jul 22

    2018 San Francisco Art Book Fair

    Minnesota Street Project

    1275 Minnesota Street

    San Francisco,CA

    Join Aperture at the 2018 SF Art Book Fair, an annual multi-day festival of artists’ publications featuring artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists’ multiples. These works will be presented by over 100 independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts. Over the course of the weekend, the fair will be complemented by a diverse range of talks, discussions, book launches, on and off-site special projects, exhibitions and signings.

    The mission of the fair is to foster the unique art publishing community of the Bay Area while providing a platform for national and international publishers to exhibit their work to a new audience.

    For further details and a full list of exhibitors visit, https://sfartbookfair.com/

     

  • Aug 17 - Sep 3

    Gallery and Bookstore closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • Aug 25

    BookMaker Symposium

    Aperture Gallery

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,N.Y.