Aperture 234 - Spring 2019


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This issue of Aperture considers the natural world in the age of climate change, extreme weather, and dramatically politicized landscapes.

Earth focuses on our relationship with the natural world, during a moment of continued debate about global warming and extreme weather, and as the vulnerability of our natural environment is underscored each day. As we enter the anthropocene, the term used by scientists to describe an age when human activity has the greatest impact on the earth, what is the role of the artist and culture in addressing this crisis? How do photographers honor and draw inspiration from the natural world? How do aesthetics shape our understanding of ecological concerns?

This issue features contributions by writers and photographers including Charlotte Cotton, T.J. Demos, Carolyn Drake, William Finnegan, Bill McKibben, Gideon Mendel, Aveek Sen, David Benjamin Sherry, Lieko Shiga, Thomas Struth, Bruno V. Roels, and Vasantha Yogananthan.
Format: Paperback / softback
Publication date: 2019-03-05
Measurements: 9.25 x 12 x 0.6 inches
ISBN: 9781597114608

Significant support for Aperture magazine is provided by the Kanakia Foundation.

Further generous support for Aperture magazine is provided in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 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.

Table Of Contents


Encore, John Goodman
By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Anne Collier

Lou Stoppard on Chuck Shacochis

Laura Guy on Jill Posener’s Spray It Loud, 1982

by Mark Steinmetz


Editors’ Note: Earth

Lieko Shiga: Human Spring
by Amanda Maddox

Ecofeminist World Building
by Eva Díaz

Art in the Anthropocene
T. J. Demos in Conversation with Charlotte Cotton

Paradise & Dystopia
Thomas Struth in Conversation with Aaron Schuman

Notions of Land
by Wanda Nanibush


Carolyn Drake
Introduction by William Finnegan

Jochen Lempert
Introduction by Brian Sholis

Gideon Mendel
Introduction by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen

Thirza Schaap
Introduction by Sara Knelman

Bruno V. Roels
Introduction by Brian Dillon

Arguiñe Escandón & Yann Gross
Introduction by Emmanuel Iduma

Vasantha Yogananthan
Introduction by Aveek Sen

David Benjamin Sherry
Introduction by Bill McKibben


Object Lessons
Toxic Times, Summer 1990

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