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  • Nov 21

    Gallery and Bookstore Close Early

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closing at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

  • Nov 22 - Nov 25

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,NY

  • Nov 28

    Beyond the Shadows: Judy Glickman Lauder in conversation with Chris Boot

    The Photographers’ Gallery

    16–18 Ramillies Street

    London,

    Register Here

    Aperture Foundation is pleased to present a night of conversation between artist Judy Glickman Lauder and Aperture Executive Director Chris Boot at the Photographers’ Gallery in London.

    In her just-published book Beyond the Shadows (Aperture), New York-based photographer Judy Glickman Lauder responds to the Holocaust in photographs, depicting the death camps in expressive, personal pictures, often created using infrared film. Into this context, she sets the story of Danish Rescue, portraits and stories revealing how the civilian population of occupied Denmark succeeded in saving the lives of almost the country’s entire Jewish population, upon the Nazi order for their deportation, 75 years ago. The book is a contemporary call to arms. As Glickman Lauder states in the book: “Ultimately, this isn’t just about the Holocaust, nor about the Nazis, the Jews and the Danes. It is about us all: our capacity for hate and destruction, and our capacity to stand in their way and make a difference.”

    Introduced by Brett Rogers, Director of the Photographers’ Gallery, Glickman Lauder will present a short talk about the work, followed by a conversation with Chris Boot, about the Holocaust, the Danish Rescue, Glickman Lauder’s personal journey, and their relevance to the world today. Beyond the Shadows will be on sale and available for signing after the event.

    Judy Glickman Lauder is a photographer, humanitarian, and philanthropist. Her books include Upon Reflection: Photographs by Judy Ellis Glickman (2012), as well as a book on the work of her father, For the Love of It: The Photography of Irving Bennett Ellis (2008). Her work is held in private collections and public institutions around the world, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC; and Danish Jewish Museum, Copenhagen. Glickman Lauder’s work is the subject of two traveling exhibitions, Holocaust: The Presence of the Past and Resistance and Rescue: Denmark’s Response to the Holocaust, which have been shown at more than two hundred institutions around the world.

    Chris Boot has served as the Director of the Aperture Foundation in New York since 2011. Before that, he was Director of Magnum Photos, in London and then New York, and Editorial Director (Photography) at Phaidon Press, and between 2002 and 2010 published about 50 photobooks independently, under the imprint Chris Boot Ltd., including Our True Intent is All For Your Delight – the John Hinde Butlin’s Photographs (2003), Lodz Ghetto Album by Henryk Ross (2004), History by Luc Delahaye (2005), Infidel by Tim Hetherington (2010) and Where Children Sleep by James Mollison (2010).

    Image by Judy Glickman Lauder, Birkenau extermination camp, Poland; from Beyond the Shadows (Aperture, 2018)

  • Dec 1

    Gallery and Bookstore Closed

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will be closed Saturday, December 1, 2018.

  • Dec 4

    Aperture Conversations: Family

    Starr Foundation Hall at the New School University Center

    63 Fifth Avenue

    New York,NY

    Celebrating the forthcoming “Family” issue of Aperture magazine, this conversation will consider how artists and photographers have chronicled their relationships to their families and communities. This panel brings together three photographers, each of whom has created a body of work about the complexity of family: Justine Kurland’s new series about her mother; Zun Lee’s collection of Polaroid snapshots of African American family life; and Diana Markosian’s new project depicting the story of her mother, who moved with her family from Russia to Santa Barbara, California, as a mail-order bride.

    Moderated by Lois Braverman, President Emeritus of the Ackerman Institute for the Family.

    This event is presented by Aperture Foundation and the Photography Programs of Parsons School of Design at The New School.

    Significant support for this program and the “Family” issue of Aperture magazine is provided by the Kanakia Foundation, the Anne Levy Charitable Trust, and the Reba Judith Sandler Foundation.

    Further generous support is provided, in part, by the Board of Trustees and Members of Aperture Foundation, the William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Inc., the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, the Jane Smith Turner Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 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.

     

    Image: Zun Lee, Found Polaroid image, date and location unknown, from the series Fade Resistance, 2012–ongoing; Courtesy the artist.

  • Dec 5 - Dec 10

    UNTITLED

    UNTITLED.

    Ocean Drive and 12th Street

    Miami Beach,Florida

    December 5-10. Programming details to come.

    Visit Aperture Foundation at UNTITLED, Miami Beach, an international art fair that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. Founded in 2012, UNTITLED’s curatorial team invites galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions to come together in an architecturally designed venue on the beach.

    For more information and to buy tickets, see here.

  • Dec 6 - Dec 9

    Art Basel Miami Beach

    Miami Beach Convention Center

    1901 Convention Center Dr

    Miami Beach,Florida

    Visit Aperture Foundation in the Magazine Sector at Art Basel Miami Beach. Pick up the Los Angeles issue of Aperture magazine, and browse a select collection of our newest books and perennial bestsellers. With over fifty thousand visitors each year, Art Basel Miami Beach offers a full program of events, including special presentations, talks and panel discussions, films, public artworks, and performances that take place throughout the city and its surrounding area.

    Vernissage
    Thursday, December 6, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Public Days
    Thursday, December 6, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Friday, December 7, 2018, 12 noon to 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday, December 8, 2018, 12 noon to 8:00 p.m.
    Sunday, December 9, 2018, 12 noon to 6:00 p.m.

    For more information and ticketing visit artbasel.com.

     

     

  • Dec 6

    The California Sunday Magazine and Aperture Foundation Present - At Home: In the American West

    Aperture Gallery

    547 West 27th Street

    New York,N.Y.

    Where do you feel most at home? In a year when thousands of migrant children have been sent to live in tent cities, rents for a San Francisco apartment average $3,750, and wildfires have destroyed entire communities, the question of how people define “home” has never felt more urgent. Some feel nostalgic about where they came from, some never left the towns they grew up in, and others couldn’t wait to leave. At Home features a variety of emerging and established photographers — including Ahndraya Parlato and Gregory Halpern, Texas Isaiah, Pixy Liao, Ricardo Nagaoka,Irina Rozovsky, Mark Steinmetz, Katy Grannan and others — who traveled through ten states in the American West and spoke to people about what, and where, home is. The series includes a formerly homeless woman who finally feels settled in her tiny house in Seattle, a single mother who found her sanctuary living off the grid in the New Mexico desert, a couple who built their dream mansion in the mountains, a DACA recipient who has proudly purchased his first home in Utah, and a Los Angeles native who feels at peace by the ocean.

    This exhibition coincides with the publication of The California Sunday Magazine’s December special issue in which all stories will be told through photography, focusing on a single theme: Home.

    At Home is sponsored by Google Pixel, which launches the Google Pixel 3, with its most advanced camera, in the U.S. today. Google Pixel is also the exclusive photography sponsor of The California Sunday Magazine’s December issue, which will be available online at www.californiasunday.com on November 29 and in print on December 2.

    Image: Teira Church, Los Angeles, CA / Photo by Texas Isaiah

    About the California Sunday Magazine

    The California Sunday Magazine publishes ambitious features and cinematic photography from across California, the West, Asia, and Latin America for a national audience. The magazine appears online at www.californiasunday.com and in print, delivered with select Sunday editions of the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle, as well as by mail to subscribers. Launched at the end of 2014, California Sunday has been a finalist for ten National Magazine Awards, including General Excellence and Magazine of the Year, and has won three — twice for Photography, in 2016 and 2017, making it the first magazine to win two years in a row in nearly three decades. In 2018, the Society of Publication Designers named California Sunday Magazine of the Year. The California Sunday Magazine is published by Pop-Up Magazine Productions, creators of Pop-Up Magazine, the popular touring live-magazine performance.

    About Aperture Foundation

    Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online. Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as “common ground for the advancement of photography,” Aperture today is a multi-platform publisher and center for the photo community. From its base in New York, Aperture Foundation produces, publishes, and presents a program of photography projects and programs—locally, across the United States, and around the world.

  • Dec 12

    Member Preview of Ka-Man Tse: 2018 Portfolio Prize Winner and the Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

    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 invited to an exhibition preview on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00–7:00 p.m., for the 2018 Portfolio Prize Winner Ka-Man Tse’s exhibition narrow distances, and the 2018 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist. Ka-Man Tse’s project explores the intersection of Asian and Pacific Islander and LGBTQ communities in Hong Kong and New York City. The PhotoBook Awards Shortlist comprises thirty-six volumes, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.

    5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Member preview reception

    6:30 p.m. Exhibition tour with Portfolio Prize Winner Ka-Man Tse, photographer Elle Pérez, and Aperture’s creative director Lesley A. Martin

    7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Public opening

     

    Ka-Man Tse is a photographer, video artist, and educator. She received an MFA from Yale University and a BA from Bard College, and has exhibited her work both internationally and across the United States. Tse was a SPARC artist in residence through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and completed the Artist in the Marketplace Program through the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She is the recipient of the 2014–15 Robert Giard Fellowship, and a 2017–18 Yale University Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies Research Award. In spring 2018, her photographs were featured in Queering Space at Alfred University, Alfred, New York, and at the WMA Masters exhibition, Transition, in Hong Kong, and she cocurated Daybreak: New Affirmations in Queer Photography at the Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York. Tse’s first monograph, narrow distances, was published by Candor Arts in July 2018. She teaches at Yale University and Parsons.

     

    About the Aperture Portfolio Prize
    The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify high-quality work by new voices in contemporary photography. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

    The Portfolio Prize is open to Aperture magazine print subscribers and to Aperture Members at the $250 Friend level or above. For more information about the prize, visit aperture.org/portfolio-prize.

     

    Image: Ka-Man Tse, Untitled, 2016. Courtesy the artist.

     

    Aperture Foundation’s public programs are supported, in part, by generous donations from our Board of Trustees, our members and other individuals, and from corporate foundations and private foundations including: Grace Jones Richardson Trust, the William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and public funds from the 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.

  • Dec 12

    Ka-Man Tse: 2018 Portfolio Prize Winner and the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist

    Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

    547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor

    New York,NY

     

    Join Aperture for the opening receptions of both the 2018 Portfolio Prize Winner Ka-Man Tse’s exhibition, narrow distances, and the 2018 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist. Ka-Man Tse’s project explores the intersection of Asian and Pacific Islander and LGBTQ communities in Hong Kong and New York City. The PhotoBook Awards Shortlist comprises thirty-six volumes, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.

     

    Ka-Man Tse is a photographer, video artist, and educator. She received an MFA from Yale University and a BA from Bard College, and has exhibited her work both internationally and across the United States. Tse was a SPARC artist in residence through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and completed the Artist in the Marketplace Program through the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She is the recipient of the 2014–15 Robert Giard Fellowship, and a 2017–18 Yale University Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies Research Award. In spring 2018, her photographs were featured in Queering Space at Alfred University, Alfred, New York, and at the WMA Masters exhibition, Transition, in Hong Kong, and she cocurated Daybreak: New Affirmations in Queer Photography at the Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York. Tse’s first monograph, narrow distances, was published by Candor Arts in July 2018. She teaches at Yale University and Parsons.

     

    About the Aperture Portfolio Prize
    The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify high-quality work by new voices in contemporary photography. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

    The Portfolio Prize is open to Aperture magazine print subscribers and to Aperture Members at the $250 Friend level or above. For more information about the prize, visit aperture.org/portfolio-prize.

     

    Image: Ka-Man Tse, Untitled, 2016. Courtesy the artist.

     

    Aperture Foundation’s public programs are supported, in part, by generous donations from our Board of Trustees, our members and other individuals, and from corporate foundations and private foundations including: Grace Jones Richardson Trust, the William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and public funds from the 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.

  • 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. Magazines will be marked down to $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 - 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. We will reopen Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

  • 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.

  • 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.