Courtesy Photo l.a., LA.
Aperture Foundation joins the 20th anniversary edition of photo l.a! Visit our booth to see our latest selection of books, limited-edition photographs, and discounted subscriptions. A series of Aperture-hosted programs will also take place, including a panel discussion titled Print, Online, and On-Demand: Words Without Pictures Revisited with Alex Klein, Stacy Allan, and Wendy Yao, as well as a conversation with artist Zoe Crosher and writer Jan Tumlir.
During the panel discussion titled Print, Online, and On-Demand: Words Without Pictures Revisited, Alex Klein, Stacy Allan, and Wendy Yao will discuss new approaches to traditional publishing models, support for critical voices and commentary in the photographic field, and emergent discursive possibilities both in print and online. This event coincides with the announcement of Words Without Pictures, Aperture’s first ePublication and part of the Aperture Ideas series, which is devoted to celebrating the finest critical and creative minds exploring key concepts in photography.
Friday, January 14, 12:00 pm
The conversation which will gather The artist Zoe Crosher and writer Jan Tumlir is an expansion on Tumlir’s recent article “Femme Fatale: Zoe Crosher’s reconsidered archive of Michelle duBois,” which appeared in Aperture magazine, issue 198. Together, the two will explore self-invention and role-playing as told through personal photographs, and what comes of the great “archival theme” in the digital era.
Los Angeles-based artist Crosher and Tumlir recently co-taught a class at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, on the impact of geography on local forms of artistic production, and they will revisit this topic in relation to Crosher’s past work on the city, as well as her more recent series. The discussion will situate Crosher’s work in relation to its historical precedents in the art of Conceptualism, the Pictures Group, and identity politics.
Saturday, January 15, 5:00 pm