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In an effort to engage with our community during these uncertain times, we’re excited to launch a series of virtual events. Over the next few months, Aperture will host weekly virtual artist talks with photographers about their practices, various projects, and how they are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upcoming:

 

At Home with Danny Lyon

Exclusively for Members
Wednesday, June 3
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. EDT

Please join us for a conversation between legendary photographer Danny Lyon, and Aperture executive director Chris Boot.

Aperture is proud to bring you this very rare and special opportunity to hear from one of the most distinguished photographers of the civil rights era.

All Aperture members will receive a Zoom invite. Not a member? See here or email [email protected] for details.

Please note, the event originally scheduled for this date – In the Studio with Daniel Gordon – will be rescheduled.


Past:

Aperture Conversations: Antwaun Sargent in conversation with Nicole R. Fleetwood

Tuesday, June 2
7:15 p.m. EDT
Zoom

Join Antwaun Sargent and Nicole R. Fleetwood, as they discuss Fleetwood’s new book, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration.

Marking Time offers an intimate and powerful examination of art and visual culture as a critique of mass incarceration. The book features a diverse assortment of work, including prison studio photos, drawings, self-portraits, and sculpture made by incarcerated artists and nonincarcerated photographers and artists concerned about policing, surveillance, and the rise of the carceral state.

Sargent and Fleetwood will discuss the connections between Black culture, art, and politics, as well as the history of Black artists in social justice movements and in transforming art institutions.

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At Home with Gail Albert Halaban and Carlos Betancourt

Exclusively for Members
Wednesday, May 27
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. EDT

Join us “At Home” with photographers Gail Albert Halaban (NYC) and Carlos Betancourt (Miami) in conversation with Cathy Kaplan, chair of Aperture’s board of trustees. Together they will discuss how their creative practices were inspired to change in response to the COVID-19 situation and also examine the contrasts of studio life in New York City and Miami.

Presented in partnership with Perez Art Museum Miami.

All Aperture members will receive a Zoom invite. Not a member? See here or email [email protected] for details.

Sasha Wolf and Malcolm Daniel in Conversation About PhotoWork: Forty Photographers on Process and Practice

Houston Center for Photography
Thursday, May 21
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. CDT
Zoom

Houston Center for Photography’s Words & Pictures Lecture Series is excited to bring together Sasha Wolf, independent curator and lecturer, and Malcolm Daniel, the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at Museum of Fine Arts Houston, in a virtual conversation on the topic of her recently-published book, PhotoWork: Forty Photographers on Process and Practice. Across forty Q&A-style interviews, Wolf poses the same set of questions about photographic approach to forty leading photographers working in the field today, including Alejandro Cartagena, Robert Adams, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Justine Kurland. This conversation will interrogate key insights and discoveries revealed through this impressive cross-section of living artists.

For more information and to register for the event, please see here.

Reimagining the Image: Justine Kurland

ICP
Thursday, May 21
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. EDT
Zoom

Join Aperture and ICP for a book launch event and virtual lecture by New York–based photographer Justine Kurland in celebration of her new monograph, Girl Pictures.

For more information and to register for the event, please see ICP’s website.

At Home with James Danziger

Exclusively for Members
Wednesday, May 20
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. EDT

Please join gallerist, James Danziger, in conversation with Cathy Kaplan, chair of Aperture’s board of trustees. Danziger will welcome participants into his home and art collection in Bellport, NY.

All Aperture members will receive a Zoom invite. Not a member? See here or email [email protected] for details.

Aperture Conversations: Kathy Ryan on Picturing the Pandemic

Saturday, May 16
2:00 p.m. EDT
Zoom

Join Aperture for a conversation with Aperture’s creative director, Lesley A. Martin, and Kathy Ryan, director of photography for the New York Times Magazine and author of Office Romance (Aperture, 2014), as they discuss Ryan’s recent work at the helm of the magazine’s groundbreaking photo commissions on the pandemic and its impact on people’s lives around the globe. (In recent weeks, the magazine has featured heart-stopping images from photographers like Philip Montgomery, Andrea Frazzetta, and Kiana Hayeri, alongside meditative works by L. Kasimu Harris and others.) Other topics will include the challenges of working from home while bringing the world to our doorstep—and desktops.

You can watch a recording of the talk here or on Aperture’s YouTube channel

Instagram Live: Alejandro Cartagena

Friday, May 15
1:00 p.m. EDT
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Aperture Foundation and Selina are pleased to present an Instagram Live studio visit with Alejandro Cartagena.

For the past fourteen years, Cartagena (whose work has been published in the “Mexico City” and “House & Home” issues of Aperture magazine) has used landscape photography and portraiture to explore the suburbanization of Monterrey, Mexico, and discourses around homeownership. His current exhibition at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York (currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis), features Cartagena’s most recent work. After sifting through landfills for discarded photographs, Cartagena removed portions of the photos, whether a face or an entire group of people, altering the viewer’s perception of a given photograph’s meaning. Cartagena challenges viewers to consider elements beyond the immediate subject, and to develop our own meanings.

Cartagena will walk through his studio space and discuss this work, as well as other ongoing projects. His process will be on display as he showcases works in progress, including the third installment of his Santa Barbara trilogy.

Alejandro Cartagena (born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1977) is a Mexican artist, who lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His work is part of public and private collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, among others. Cartagena is a self-publisher and coeditor. His books include We Love Our Employees (2019), Los Sumergidos (2019), A Guide to Infrastructure and Corruption (2017), Rivers of Power (2016), Santa Barbara Return Jobs to US (2016), Before the War (2015), Carpoolers (2014), and Suburbia Mexicana (2010).

Inside the Exhibition LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography

Exclusively for Members
Wednesday, May 13
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. EDT

Join us for an exclusive, members-only virtual event, with Princeton Art Museum, as the curators of Life Magazine and the Power of Photography discuss how their most notable archival discoveries shaped the exhibition and accompanying publication.

Featuring:
Katherine Bussard, Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography, Princeton University Art Museum
Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Senior Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Alissa Schapiro, PhD candidate in art history at Northwestern University

All Aperture members will receive a Zoom invite. Not a member? See here or email [email protected] for details.

Instagram Live: Rob Hornstra

Saturday, May 9
2:00 p.m. EDT (8:00 p.m. CET)
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Join Aperture’s creative director, Lesley A. Martin, and photographer Rob Hornstra on Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m. for a discussion of Hornstra’s ongoing collaborative project The Europeans (2019–29), how his experiences from The Sochi Project (Aperture, 2013) continue to inform his work, and how photography continues to connect us in new and surprising ways during this unprecedented time.

 

At Home with Justine Kurland

Exclusively for Members
Wednesday, May 6
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. EDT

Join photographer Justine Kurland and Aperture senior editor Denise Wolff for a conversation about life during lockdown, creative projects, the works in Kurland’s home, and the new book Girl Pictures.

All Aperture members will receive a Zoom invite. Not a member? See here or email [email protected] for details.

Aperture Conversations: Girl Pictures

Photographer Justine Kurland, writer Rebecca Bengal, and Aperture senior editor Denise Wolff discuss Kurland’s new book Girl Pictures.

Tuesday, May 5
7:15 p.m. EDT
Zoom
Presented in partnership with Selina

Join Aperture’s senior editor, Denise Wolff, for a conversation on Zoom with photographer Justine Kurland and writer Rebecca Bengal, as they discuss and read from Kurland’s upcoming book, Girl Pictures. Between 1997 and 2002, Kurland staged photographs of teenage girls in the great outdoors as they hunted, explored, and braided each other’s hair, seeming to pay no mind to the camera. These images resist male-dominated depictions of the American wilderness, showing both moments of tenderness and ferocity. Aperture is pleased to publish this work in its entirety, including newly discovered, previously unpublished images.

The event will include readings by Kurland and Bengal, followed by a discussion on the inspiration behind the work, film, poetry, and enduring representations of girlhood.

Justine Kurland (born in Warsaw, New York, 1969) received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA from Yale University. Her work is in the public collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim Museum, and International Center of Photography, New York, among other institutions. Her monograph Highway Kind was published by Aperture in 2016.

Rebecca Bengal writes short stories, essays, and long-form narrative, frequently about photography. Her work has been published by the New Yorker, Bookforum, Paris Review, Vogue, and the New York Times, among others. She is the Spring 2020 Mina Hohenberg Darden Chair in Creative Writing at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Instagram Live: Chloe Dewe Mathews

Saturday, May 2
2:00 p.m. EDT
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Join Aperture magazine’s managing editor, Brendan Embser, for a conversation on Instagram Live with artist Chloe Dewe Mathews. In 2018, Aperture and Peabody Museum Press copublished Caspian: The Elements, Dewe Mathews’s record of five years spent roaming the borderlands of the Caspian Sea. In a resource-rich region roiled by contested geopolitics, she found that elemental materials like oil, rock, and uranium are central to the mystical, practical, artistic, religious, and therapeutic aspects of daily life.

In this conversation, Dewe Mathews speaks about Caspian; her recent project In Search of Frankenstein (2018), which looks at the Swiss landscape that inspired Mary Shelley’s classic novel (and the subterranean bunkers built there in the 1960s to shelter against nuclear disaster); and her new book to be released this fall, Thames Log, which explores contemporary ritual along England’s famous river.

Chloe Dewe Mathews (born in London, 1982) is an artist based in St. Leonards-on-Sea, England. She is the recipient of the Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography from Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. Her work has been published in the Guardian, Financial Times, and the New Yorker, and has been exhibited at the Tate Modern and British Library, London; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden.

In Conversation: Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Julia Bryan-Wilson on Orlando

Photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya and professor Julia Bryan-Wilson discuss the artist’s work in this online conversation, copresented by McEvoy Arts and UC Berkeley.

Thursday, April 30
6:00 p.m. PDT / 9:00 p.m. EDT

American photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya joins Julia Bryan-Wilson, Doris and Clarence Malo Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at University of California, Berkeley, for an extended conversation about his practice and his work on display in McEvoy Foundation for the Arts’ exhibition Orlando,which was on view until shelter-at-home orders took effect. Sepuya’s work explores ideas of how pictures are made, seen, and circulated through examinations of the studio, queerness, and the intimacy between artist and subject.

“In the Gallery” with McEvoy Arts

Exclusively for Members
Wednesday, April 29
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. EDT

Join us for a virtual tour of the exhibition Orlando, currently on view at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco and accompanied by resonant artworks from the McEvoy Family Collection. We will take an experiential tour with McEvoy Arts’ Nion McEvoy, founder and president, and Susan Miller, executive director, together with Michael Famighetti, editor of Aperture magazine.

Orlando is guest curated by Tilda Swinton and organized by Aperture. The exhibition accompanies Aperture magazine #235 (Summer 2019).

All Aperture members will receive a Zoom invite. Not a member? See here or email [email protected] for more details.

Virtual Assembly

Friday, April 24–Saturday, April 26

Aperture will take part in Virtual Assembly, an experimental new platform—part virtual photobook festival, part livestreamed symposium around books and photographic practice. Join us for conversations with Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Sara Cwynar, Justine Kurland, Aperture creative director Lesley A. Martin, and others.

See here for more information and to register.

Friday, April 24 (Eastern Daylight Time)
8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.: Miwa Susuda & Lesley Martin
9:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.: Zora Murff & Doug DuBois

Saturday, April 25 (Eastern Daylight Time)
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.: Eli Durst & Max Pinckers
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.: George Georgiou & Brian Ulrich
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.: Justine Kurland & Sasha Phyars-Burgess

Sunday, April 26 (Eastern Daylight Time)
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.: Sohrab Hura & Jason Fulford
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Gideon Mendel & Leslie Wilson
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.: Sara Cwynar & Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Instagram Live: Ethan James Green

Saturday, April 25
2:00 p.m. EDT
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Join Aperture magazine’s managing editor, Brendan Embser, for a conversation on Instagram Live with artist and photographer Ethan James Green. In 2017, Green’s portraits of downtown New York artists, models, queer youth, and muses to the fashion world and beyond were featured in Aperture magazine’s “Future Gender” issue, guest edited by Zackary Drucker. Last year, Aperture published Green’s first monograph, Young New York, a collection of fifty-five striking black-and-white portraits of Green’s friends and community, which brings to mind the luminous photography of David Armstrong and Diane Arbus.

In this conversation, Green speaks about his recent commissions and covers for Vogue and Vanity Fair, his ongoing personal work, and the new landscape of fashion photography today.

Ethan James Green (born in Caledonia, Michigan, 1990) moved to New York as a teenager to work as a model. As a photographer, he has been commissioned by publications such as Another Man, Dazed & Confused, Re-Edition, Love Magazine, i-D, Arena Homme +, Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, and W, and fashion labels including Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, and Prada.

In the Library with Darius Himes

Exclusively for Members
Wednesday, April 22
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. EDT

Join us for “In the Library” with Darius Himes, Christie’s international head of photographs and photobook aficionado. Lesley A. Martin, Aperture’s creative director, will lead the conversation. Topics will include how and why we might turn to photobooks during difficult times and the value of building one’s own bespoke photobook library.

All Aperture members will receive a Zoom invite. Not a member? See here or email [email protected] for more details.

Richard Renaldi on Touching Strangers

Tuesday, April 21
7:15 p.m. EDT

Join Aperture for a virtual artist talk with photographer Richard Renaldi, as he looks back at his 2014 project Touching Strangers in relation to the current pandemic. For Touching Strangers, Renaldi approached people who didn’t know each other to pose together for a portrait, asking them to physically interact for the frame. At a time when countries across the globe are practicing social distancing and people must keep six feet away from one another, how does this work take on a new meaning?

This event is being live streamed using Microsoft Teams. To watch, click the button above and open the event through a web browser or the Teams app. You can join anonymously or by logging into your Microsoft account

Instagram Live: PhotoBook Ecology Now

Saturday, April 18–Sunday, April 19
2:00 p.m. EDT
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Join Aperture’s creative director, Lesley A. Martin, on Saturday and Sunday for live chats with photographers, designers, and publishers about the role of books in the world, including connecting photobooks to readers and other challenges faced by publishers, artists, and bookmakers. We’ll also make time to discuss the small pleasures found in libraries—at home and elsewhere.

Saturday, April 18
2:00 p.m. EDT (8 p.m. CDT): Hans Gremmen, designer, publisher, and cofounder of ENTER ENTER: A Space for Books. Click here to read an interview with Hans Gremmen from The PhotoBook Review.
2:30 p.m. EDT: Sharon Helgason Gallagher, president and publisher of ARTBOOK / D.A.P.

Sunday, April 19
2:00 p.m. EDT (11:00 a.m. PDT): Todd Hido, photographer and photobook collector
2:30 p.m. EDT: Jason Koxvold, Publisher, Gnomic Books and co-founder of Virtual Assembly

At Home with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

Exclusively for Members
Wednesday, April 15
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. EDT

Join Aperture for At Home with artists Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, in conversation with Denise Wolff, Aperture’s senior editor.

All Aperture members will receive a Zoom invite. Not a member? See here or email [email protected] for more details.

Instagram Live: Jonas Bendiksen

Saturday, April 11
2:00 p.m. EDT

Join Aperture magazine editor Michael Famighetti in a conversation with Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen. Aperture has published three books with Bendiksen, Satellites (2006), The Places We Live (2008), and The Last Testament (2017). An image from Satellites is available through Sunday, April 12 as part of the Magnum Square Print Sale, and the two will discuss Bendiksen’s projects with Aperture, as well as the history and choice behind his print.

Instagram Live: Alessia Glaviano

Sunday, April 12
2:00 p.m. EDT

Join Aperture magazine editor, Michael Famighetti, and Vogue Italia‘s Alessia Glaviano for a discussion about the new issue of Vogue Italia and how photographers can adapt to the new normal.

At Home with Yancey Richardson

Exclusively for Members
Wednesday, April 8
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. EDT

Over the next few months, Aperture will host a series of weekly events for our members, at 6pm EDT on Wednesdays. We launch this series with At Home with Yancey Richardson, gallerist, in conversation with Cathy Kaplan, chair of Aperture’s board of trustees. Richardson will welcome participants into her home and art collection in New York’s Hudson Valley.

All Aperture members will receive a Zoom invite. Not a member? See here or email [email protected] for more details.

Instagram Live: House & Home

Aperture Conversations
Saturday, April 4–Sunday, April 5
2:00 p.m. EDT
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Over the next few months, Aperture will be hosting weekly Instagram Live discussions on timely topics with photographers, writers, curators, and our editors. We launched this series with a look inside the current issue of Aperture magazine, “House & Home,” which considers the many forms and meanings of home. Join us to hear from contributors to the issue as they discuss photography, housing, and the domestic realm.

Aperture magazine editor Michael Famighetti spoke with Jason Fulford on Denise Scott Brown and how to picture a home, Sara Knelman on the 1991 MoMA exhibition Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort, Alejandro Cartagena on housing and the American dream in Mexico, Lena Fritsch on the home in Japanese photography, Ed Panar on his project Walking Through Walker Evans, and Mauro Restiffe on Jean Cocteau’s “tattooed villa” and other buildings.

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