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Announcing the 2020 Aperture Summer Open Artists
At a moment when ideas about truth have been disrupted, these artists consider how photography portrays our experiences of technology, politics, and the social landscape.
Aperture is pleased to announce the participating artists in the 2020 Aperture Summer Open, Information. At a moment when ideas about truth and power have been disrupted, these fourteen artists consider how photography portrays and charts our experiences of technology, politics, and the social landscape, from declassified military archives and CIA conspiracy theories, to encounters with race and memory, to the physical spaces where digital information is concealed from the public eye. Together, they broadcast new ways of viewing our present—and our future.
Javier Alvarez / Gus Aronson / Widline Cadet / Emma Cantor / Yu-Chen Chiu / Ash Garwood / Evan Hume / Seunggu Kim / Joshua Rashaad McFadden / Daniel Mebarek / Kean O’Brien / Florence Omotoyo / Rowan Renee / George Selley
The 2020 Aperture Summer Open is curated by Brendan Embser, managing editor of Aperture magazine, with Farah Al Qasimi, artist; Amanda Hajjar, director of exhibitions at Fotografiska; Kristen Lubben, executive director of the Magnum Foundation; and Paul Moakley, editor at large for special projects at TIME.
The Aperture Summer Open is an annual open-submission exhibition. Selected by a jury of leading editors, curators, and writers, the exhibition seeks to reveal and report on key themes and trends driving contemporary photography. The 2020 Aperture Summer Open is presented by Fotografiska New York. Follow @aperturefnd on Instagram and Twitter for news and updates.
All images courtesy the artists.
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