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Tilda Swinton Guest Edits Aperture’s “Orlando” Issue

May 22nd, 2019

Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s pioneering novel “Orlando,” Aperture’s summer issue presents original photographs and writings that celebrate openness, curiosity, and human possibility.

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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.

  • May 28

    Orlando at Metrograph

    Metrograph

    7 Ludlow Street

    New York,

    Join Aperture at Metrograph for a screening of Sally Potter’s 1992 film, Orlando.

    Potter’s utterly sui generis gender-bender period piece features Tilda Swinton as an immortal nobleman who inherits his parents’ house back in 1600 from a dying Queen Elizabeth I on the condition that he “not fade,” weathers a catastrophic affair with a Russian princess and then, while serving as ambassador to Constantinople and approaching his 200th birthday, is shocked one day to awake and find himself a woman, unable to lay hold on her property, which she struggles to do through passing centuries, right up to the then-present-day 1990s. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel but, rather than following it to the letter, boldly taking liberties with the text, a cinematic equivalent of Woolf’s own searching literary inventions.

    Tilda Swinton in person

    Purchase tickets here.

    Orlando screens in conjunction with the summer issue of Aperture, guest edited by Tilda Swinton.

    A screening of The Garden will follow.

  • May 29

    Tilda Swinton with B. Ruby Rich: Orlando

    The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    42nd Street & 5th Avenue, Floor 2

    New York,NY

    Join Aperture at The New York Public Library for a discussion between Tilda Swinton and scholar B. Ruby Rich on the forthcoming issue of Aperture magazine, “Orlando”.

    For its summer issue, Aperture turns to Virginia Woolf’s gender-bending 1928 novel, Orlando, for inspiration. Guest-edited by artist Tilda Swinton, the issue explores interpretations of Woolf’s story about a poet who transitions from being a man to being a woman, then moves through the centuries meeting key figures of English literature along the way. Now, through Aperture’s collection of images and writings that celebrate gender fluidity, curiosity, and life without limits, the novel has taken on new life.

    The New York Public Library is home to one of the largest collections of Woolf’s archives, with holdings including original manuscripts (among them, a typed fragment of Orlando), rare first editions, unique photographs, and the author’s walking stick. To explore her legacy, and a story that was in many ways well ahead of its time, Swinton will be joined by scholar and critic B. Ruby Rich.

    Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

    This event is presented in cooperation with The New York Public Library. 

  • Jun 3

    2019 Aperture Gala: MUSE

    Union West

    547 West 28th Street

    New York,New York

    CLICK HERE to purchase tables and tickets, and for more details.

    Monday, June 3, 2019 Aperture Gala
    Celebrating photography’s community of inspiration

    Honoring
    The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, and Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont

    Cohosts
    Sondra Gilman Gonzalez-Falla and Celso Gonzalez-Falla, Elizabeth Ann Kahane, Cathy M. Kaplan, Tilda Swinton

    6:30 p.m.
    Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and auction preview

    7:30 p.m.
    Dinner, live auction, and tributes

    9:00 p.m.
    The Photo Party with cocktails and dessert, a performance by Honey + Vinyl, dancing to DJ sets, and a silent auction

    Beautiful attire

    Proceeds from the Gala fund the important programming, publications, and operations of Aperture Foundation.

    You must be 21 or older to attend Aperture’s Gala.

  • Jun 11 - Jun 16

    Photo Basel

    Volkshaus Basel

    Rebgasse 12-14

    Basel ,

    Please join us at the Aperture booth for Photo Basel 2019. The fair will present the PP Aperture Awards.

  • Jun 19

    Young New York

    BAM Fisher

    321 Ashland Place

    Brooklyn ,NY

    Join Ethan James Green with three of his subjects and collaborators, Dara Allen, Marcs Goldberg, and Matt Holmes, for a wide-ranging discussion about beauty, portraiture, and the legacies of queer and trans representation fifty years after the Stonewall uprising. Moderated by Michael Schulman, arts and culture writer for The New Yorker and contributor to Young New York.

    Green’s first monograph, Young New York, presents a series of striking black-and-white portraits of the city’s queer scene-makers, and depicts a gloriously diverse cast of models, artists, designers, nightlife icons, and gender binary–flouting muses to the fashion world and beyond. Celebrated for his photography in Vanity FairVogue, and Another Man, for Young New York, Green photographed his close friends and community in the Lower East Side for over three years, and his humanist approach, inspired by Diane Arbus and August Sander, transcends the trends of the moment.

    Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

    Ethan James Green moved to New York as a teenager to work as a model. Since becoming a photographer in his early twenties, he has been commissioned by publications such as Dazed & ConfusedRe-EditionLove Magazinei-DVanity Fair, and Vogue, and labels, including Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, and Prada. His work from Young New York was first featured in and on the cover of Aperture magazine’s Winer 2017 issue, “Future Gender.”

    Dara Allen is a model based in New York. She made her debut with Marc Jacobs in 2017, and has appeared in ApertureDazed & Confusedi-DInterview, and Vogue. In 2018, she was awarded the Leading Light Award by Immigration Equality, the nation’s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization.

    Marcs Goldberg is a frequent subject of and creative collaborator with Ethan James Green.

    Matt Holmes is a fashion editor and photographer based in Brooklyn.

    Michael Schulman writes about arts and culture for The New Yorker and is the author of Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep (2016).

  • 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.

  • Jul 9

    Alice Proujansky: Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

  • 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.