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video

Video: Thinking in Color – A Conversation with Bill Armstrong and W.M. Hunt

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2013_04_22_VideoThinkinginColor

Excerpt from an event held at Aperture Gallery on March 18, 2013.

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Hank Willis Thomas Artist Talk (Video)

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2013_04_22_hankWilliamsThomas_blog

Hank Willis Thomas discusses his series Branded (2011) and Unbranded (2008).

reviews

On the Edge

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2013_05_01_OnTheEdge

Willie Doherty’s latest body of work focuses on the sense of alienation to be found in Zurich’s peripheral spaces. Martin Jaeggi assesses the photographs and video.

foundation news

Thomas Ruff: photograms and ma.r.s. at David Zwirner

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2013_05_01_ThomasRuffPhotogramnsAndMars

Thomas Ruff: photograms and m.a.r.s. is on view March 28–April 27 in New York.

the photobook review

Coming Soon: PhotoBook Review Issue 004

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2013_05_01_ComingSoonPhotoBookReview

The next issue, guest edited by Charlotte Cotton, will be launched this spring in Los Angeles, New York, and Milan.

essays

Luigi Ghirri: Kodachrome

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2013_05_01_LuigiGhirri-Kodachrome

Luigi Ghirri’s short written exposé on his sources for inspiration. This essay was included in Aperture’s 2008 volume It’s Beautiful Here, Isn’t It.

reviews

See, Memory

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2013_05_01_SeeMemory

Prajna Desai reviews A Village in Bengal, an exhibition of Chirodeep Chaudhuri’s photographs at Project 88, Mumbai.

magazine 2013

The Image World Is Flat: Penelope Umbrico in conversation with Virginia Rutledge

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WP_BANNER_210MAG176_cariou to prince

Penelope Umbrico speaks with art historian and intellectual-property lawyer Virginia Rutledge about the use of reproductions in our increasingly flattened image world.

foundation news

Art Directors Club 92nd Annual Awards

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2013_05_06_ArtDirectorsClub

The Art Directors Club will host their ADC 92nd Annual Awards + Festival next month in Miami Beach.

talks & interviews

Interview with Bill Armstrong

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2013_05_01_InterviewWithBillArmstrong-

Photographer Bill Armstrong speaks with Aperture about his Infinity series, and his latest exhibition in New York.

foundation news

Rinko Kawauchi On Press – Ametsuchi

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Kawauchi_4

Images from the production of Ametsuchi, Rinko Kawauchi’s latest monograph.

video

Rinko Kawauchi: My Favorite Color Is Blue (Video)

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Rinko_Blue_Featured

Revisiting Rinko Kawauchi in conversation with Magnum photojournalist Martin Parr.

reviews

A Great Improvisation

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2013_05_01_AGreatImprovisation

Designer Rob Giampietro assesses the legacy of ECM Records, which was recently surveyed in an exhibition at the Haus der Kunst, Munich, and its related catalog.