Talk and Book Signing with Hellen van Meene
Tuesday, December 8
6:30 p.m. EDT
This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members at the $50 level and above.
Join Aperture Foundation and Hellen van Meene for a talk and signing of her recent Aperture book, The Years Shall Run Like Rabbits. Over the last twenty years, Hellen van Meene has produced a complex body of work, offering a contemporary take on photographic portraiture. This book brings together her images of girls and boys on the cusp of adulthood, characterized by her exquisite use of light, formal elegance, and palpable psychological tension.
Hellen van Meene (born in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, 1972) studied photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of major museums around the world, including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Art Institute of Chicago; Brooklyn Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Other monographs include include Hellen van Meene: Portraits (Aperture, 2004); Hellen van Meene: Japan Series; Hellen van Meene: New Work; and Hellen van Meene: Tout va disparaître.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charina Endowment Fund, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Inc., and the Board of Trustees and Members of Aperture Foundation.
Image: Hellen Van Meene, Untitled, 1995 © Hellen van Meene