Aperture Magazine


Performa Hub
47 Walker St.
New York, NY 10013


Come celebrate the launch of Aperture Magazine’s special issue conceived in partnership with Performa that explores the intersection of photography and performance, with a DJ set by Glasser!

Founded in 1952 Aperture is the reference publication dedicated to the medium of photography. Co-edited by Aperture Editor Michael Famighetti and Performa Associate Curator Charles Aubin, the upcoming Winter issue capaciously explores the two mediums’ crossroad, from subjects performing for the camera to documentation of performance-based works, as well as live experiences created around photographs. The issue surveys 175 years of photography history from Hippolyte Bayard’s 1840 staged Self-Portrait as a Drowned Man to contemporary artists such as Juliana Huxtable's and Boychild's use of Instagram. The magazine includes a thorough conversation between Performa Founding Director and Curator RoseLee Goldberg and MoMA Photography Curator Roxana Marcoci, as well as thematic entries with for example the use of the photographic document in lecture-performances by artists Walid Raad, Rabih Mroué & Lina Saneh, and Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige. Contributing writers include among others Simon Baker, Lauren Cornell, Adrienne Edwards, and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie. Portfolios include works by Helena Almeida, Samuel Fosso, Babette Mangolte, Barbara Morgan, Torbjørn Rødland, James Welling, and Carrie Mae Weems.

The magazine will exclusively be accessible at the Performa Hub before its public release on November 25, 2015.

Image credit: Helena Almeida, Inhabited Painting detail, 1975; courtesy Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid.


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