Aperture Spring 2019

Founded in 1952, Aperture is an essential guide to the world of contemporary photography that combines the finest writing with inspiring photographic portfolios. Each issue examines one theme explored in “Words,” focused on the best writing surrounding contemporary photography, and “Pictures,” featuring immersive portfolios and artist projects.

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exhibitions to see

Encore The past is prologue at the Getty, where, in the exhibition Encore: Reenactment in Contemporary Photography, seven artists assume the guises of figures from political, personal, or art-historical memory. Yasumasa Morimura inserts himself into a Manet. Samuel Fosso channels the spirits of civil rights–era icons and African independence leaders. Christina Fernandez re-creates the story of her mother’s migration from Mexico to California, along the way adopting vernacular modes of twentieth-century photography. For artists from Yinka Shonibare MBE to Gillian Wearing, performance is central. As exhibition curator Arpad Kovacs notes, each “revises source materials from the past, either visual or written documents, or family narratives, and acts them out for the camera.” Encore: Reenactment in Contemporary Photography at the Getty, Los Angeles, March 12–June 9, 2019 John Goodman As a young photographer juggling artistic…

4 Min
chuck shacochis

More than twenty years have passed since the release of John Waters’s film Pecker (1998), which tells the story of an aspiring photographer, played by Edward Furlong, whose deliciously gritty black-and-white images of the characters and happenings in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood catch the eye of a New York gallerist. Much hullabaloo follows—critics rave over his debut show; an arts writer calls his friends and family “culturally challenged” in the newspaper; his grandmother Memama appears on the cover of Artforum; the Whitney Museum of American Art offers him a show, to be titled A Peek at Pecker; and, eventually, the great and good of the New York art world end up partying in Baltimore, where Pecker decides to stage his own show. The film remains a cult favorite and one in…

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aperture limited-edition photographs

Aperture is pleased to present a series of limited-edition prints and portfolios from artists featured in the magazine. Proceeds from the sale of these editions support the artists as well as Aperture Foundation’s publishing and public programs. Ethan James Green Gogo and Ser, 2015 Edition of 10. Featured in issue #229, “Future Gender.” Carolyn Drake Kyle in Target parking lot, Twin Falls, Idaho, 2016 Edition of 10. Featured in issue #226, “American Destiny.” Durimel Bigger then, Bigger Glenn, 2017 Edition of 15. Featured in issue #228, “Elements of Style.” Kathya Maria Landeros Main Street laundromat, Methow Valley, Washington, 2012 Edition of 10. Featured in issue #226, “American Destiny.” Christopher Anderson Pia with balloon in Gràcia, Barcelona, 2016 Edition of 25. Featured in issue #233, “Family.” Shop: aperture.org/prints…

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rediscovered books and writings

Sometimes rude, often crude, the graffiti that Jill Posener began photographing in London in the 1970s and collected in Spray It Loud, a slim photobook published in 1982, reflects the signature struggles of the British left at the time. The book’s typology of delinquent typography is comprised of feminist tags and antiracist slogans, calls for social housing and for nuclear disarmament. The daubed demands that Posener encountered as she roamed the city with her A-to-Z street atlas appear against a backdrop of urban decay and social deprivation—the context that secured the Conservative Party its mandate to govern in 1979 with a pernicious ideology of free-market capitalism and nationalistic rhetoric. The graffiti, Posener writes in the book’s introduction, reminds her “that there is resistance and rebellion.” Spray It Loud is a record…

5 Min
a list of favorite anythings

“I love the South for its warmth and chaos,” says photographer Mark Steinmetz, who was born in New York but now lives in Athens, Georgia. Steinmetz worked with Garry Winogrand in the 1980s and has photographed throughout the American South, as well as in Paris and various Italian cities, making silvery black-and-white images that conjure a mood of chance. For his most recent series, ATL/Terminus (2018), Steinmetz turned his lens on Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport—the busiest airport in the world—and its surroundings. In his pictures of this bustling hub, he gives form to the poetic ambiance of the airport as a space of coming and going, conveying the open-endedness and quiet complexity of daily life. Late work of Garry Winogrand Garry Winogrand’s photographs from the last years of his life—he died in…

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art basel hong kong

Participating Galleries # 10 Chancery Lane 303 Gallery 47 Canal A Miguel Abreu Acquavella Aike Alisan Anomaly Antenna Space Applicat-Prazan Arario Alfonso Artiaco Artinformal Aye B Balice Hertling Beijing Art Now Beijing Commune Bergamin & Gomide Bernier/Eliades Blindspot Blum & Poe Boers-Li Tanya Bonakdar Isabella Bortolozzi Ben Brown Gavin Brown Buchholz C Gisela Capitain Cardi Carlos/Ishikawa Chambers Chemould Prescott Road Yumiko Chiba Chi-Wen Sadie Coles HQ Contemporary Fine Arts Continua Paula Cooper Pilar Corrias Alan Cristea Chantal Crousel D Thomas Dane Massimo De Carlo de Sarthe Dirimart du Monde E Eigen + Art Eslite Gallery Exit Experimenter Selma Feriani Fortes D‘Aloia & Gabriel Fox/Jensen G Gagosian Gajah gb agency Gladstone Gmurzynska Goodman Gallery Marian Goodman Gow Langsford Bärbel Grässlin Richard Gray Greene Naftali Karsten Greve Grotto H Hakgojae Hanart TZ Hauser & Wirth Herald St Max Hetzler Hive Xavier Hufkens I Ingleby Ink Studio Taka Ishii J Annely Juda K Kaikai Kiki Kalfayan Karma International Kasmin Sean Kelly Tina Keng Kerlin König Galerie David Kordansky Tomio Koyama Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler Andrew Kreps Krinzinger Kukje kurimanzutto L Pearl Lam Simon Lee Leeahn Lehmann Maupin Lelong Lévy Gorvy Liang Lin & Lin Lisson Long March Luhring Augustine Luxembourg & Dayan M Maggiore Magician Space Mai 36 Edouard Malingue Matthew Marks Mazzoleni Fergus McCaffrey Greta Meert Urs Meile Mendes Wood DM kamel mennour Metro Pictures Meyer Riegger Francesca Minini Victoria Miro Mitchell-Innes & Nash Mizuma Stuart Shave/Modern Art The Modern Institute mother‘s tankstation N nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder Nadi Nagel Draxler Richard Nagy Nanzuka Taro Nasu neugerriemschneider nichido Anna Ning Franco Noero O Nathalie Obadia OMR One and J. Lorcan O‘Neill Ora-Ora Ota Roslyn Oxley9 P P.P.O.W Pace Pace Prints Paragon Peres Projects Perrotin Petzel Pi Artworks PKM Plan B R Almine Rech Regen Projects Nara Roesler ROH Projects Tyler Rollins Thaddaeus Ropac Rossi & Rossi Lia Rumma S SCAI…