Museum Exhibition Tour
Friday, June 28
Aperture’s Artist Book Committee invites members at the Benefactor Circle level ($2,500) and up to breakfast and a tour of Liz Johnson Artur: Dusha, led by Drew Sawyer, Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator of Photography.
9:00–9:30 a.m. Coffee and breakfast
9:30 a.m. Private tour
Liz Johnson Artur (b. 1964) is a Ghanaian-Russian photographer based in London. Her work documents the lives of black people from across the African diaspora. Dusha, the Russian word for “soul,” is Johnson Artur’s first solo museum exhibition. It primarily features a selection of photographic works, including photo “sketchbooks” and videos, that draw from her vast Black Balloon Archive. This includes some of her most iconic pictures from the past thirty years as well as new photographs, such as portraits of people associated with a monthly East London club night. A copious selection of the artist’s photographic sketchbooks highlights the ways in which she has organized and conceptualized her Archive since the early 1990s. Liz Johnson Artur: Dusha is curated by Drew Sawyer, Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator of Photography, Brooklyn Museum.
Not a Benefactor Circle Member? Join today to receive an invitation for you and a guest to attend our June 28th breakfast and other events throughout the year. For further assistance, contact Kodie-Ann Walcott at 212.946.7108 or [email protected]
The Aperture Artist Book Committee (ABC) is a group of patrons united by a commitment to the photobook’s evolving contribution to the photographic medium, a belief in its importance to contemporary photographic practice. The ABC facilitates the publication of books that do not otherwise have an obvious means of support. The committee holds voting meetings twice a year.
Image: Liz Johnson Artur, Josephine, Peckham, 1995. Chromogenic photograph. Courtesy and © the artist