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Parsons Partnership

Artist Talk: Elinor Carucci

Wednesday, March 5

6:30 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY


This event is free for students with ID and Members of Aperture at the $50 level and above.

Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Photography at Parsons the New School for Design, is pleased to present a talk and book signing with artist Elinor Carucci. A longtime artisan of the personal documentary image, Carucci’s photographs delve into the fissures and camaraderie of family. In an early series, Comfort, Carucci turned the lens on her parents, describing the hereditary aspects of her own identity. Another series, Closer, depicts a marriage fraught with infidelity and addiction. Carucci’s recent publication Mother (2013) documents the lives of her children, in a collection of images wrought using Carucci’s characteristic tactility with delicately personal subjects.

Elinor Carucci (born in Jerusalem, 1971) received a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Israel, in 1995, after which she relocated to New York City. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including solo shows at Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York; Gagosian Gallery, London; James Hyman Gallery, London; and group shows at Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Photographers’ Gallery, London, among many others. Her photographs are collected by museums worldwide, including Brooklyn Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; International Center of Photography, New York; and Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her third monograph, Mother (Prestel, 2013), follows two others: Closer (Chronicle, 2002) and Diary of a Dancer (Steidl, 2005). Currently, Carucci teaches in the graduate program at School of Visual Arts, New York.

Image: Elinor Carucci, The Woman That I Still Am, 2010

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the board and members of Aperture Foundation.


Artist Talk: Elinor Carucci