Mas Films, Aperture Foundation and the New School present a screening of Somewhere to Disappear, a film by Laure Flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhove with Alec Soth. Somewhere to Disappear is a film about the desire to run away. For his project Broken Manual, Soth travels across America looking for people who’ve retreated from society. This film is about men, America, Alec Soth and the dream to disappear. The two directors will introduce the film, following the screening Aperture Foundation Executive Director, Chris Boot will do a Q&A with Alec.
Alec Soth (b. 1969) is a photographer born and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials. In 2008, a large survey exhibition of Soth’s work was exhibited at Jeu de Paume in Paris and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. In 2010, the Walker Art produced a large survey exhibition of Soth’s work entitled From Here To There. Alec Soth’s first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi, was published by Steidl in 2004 to critical acclaim. Since then Soth has published NIAGARA (2006), Fashion Magazine (2007) Dog Days, Bogotá (2007) The Last Days of W (2008), Broken Manual (2010). In 2008, Soth started his own publishing company, Little Brown Mushroom. Soth is represented by Sean Kelly in New York, Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis, and is a member of Magnum Photos.
Monday, May 9, 8:00 pm
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New York, New York