November 15, 2017

Member Preview of Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017

At Aperture Gallery and Bookstore - New York, NY

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Member Preview of Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017

Wednesday, November 15

7:00 p.m. EST

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY


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Aperture, in partnership with The Photographers’ Gallery and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, requests the pleasure of your company at an exhibition preview on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017featuring works by the shortlisted artists Sophie Calle, Awoiska van der Molen, duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs, and this year’s winner, Dana Lixenberg, who was awarded the prize, worth £30,000 GBP, in May of this year. This marks the first exhibition of the prize in the United States.

6:30 p.m. – Remarks by Chris Boot, Executive Director, Aperture Foundation; Andreas Preuss, Deputy CEO of Deutsche Börse AG; Brett Rogers OBE, Director, the Photographer’s Gallery

7:00–8:30 p.m. – Public opening

The twentieth iteration of the prize, one of the most prestigious international arts awards, celebrates established photographic narratives alongside experimental and conceptual approaches to documentary, landscape, and portraiture. All of these artists investigate questions of truth and fiction, doubt and certainty, what constitutes the real and ideal, and the relationship between observer and the observed.

A jury including Susan Bright, curator; Pieter Hugo, artist; Karolina Ziębińska-Lewandowska, curator of photography at Centre Pompidou, Paris; Anne-Marie Beckmann, director, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation; and Brett Rogers, director, The Photographers’ Gallery, as the non-voting chair, selected the four finalists featured.

The opening of this exhibition, at The Photographers’ Gallery in London, began an international tour of the show that went on to exhibit at the Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, and subsequently at Aperture Foundation.

This year’s exhibition is curated by Anna Dannemann, curator, The Photographer’s Gallery.

For more information about the exhibition and the four shortlisted artists, see here.


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Major support for this exhibition is provided by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation. Aperture’s exhibitions are also funded, in part, with support from the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, and with 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.

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