Events

Talk; Garth Greenwell and Mark McKnight

Monday, January 13  7:00pm – 8:30pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 

Free Admission

Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, is pleased to present a conversation between acclaimed writer Garth Greenwell and photographer Mark McKnight, winner of the 2019 Aperture Portfolio Prize.

Join in celebrating Greenwell’s newest book, Cleanness, and McKnight’s exhibition at Aperture Gallery, on view through January 18, 2020—coinciding with his first solo show at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, January 10–February 16, 2020. Greenwell and McKnight will speak together about the mystery and beauty of rendering queer life in words and photographs.

Tour; Slow Looking with Jack Whitten and Zarina Hashmi

Wednesday, January 15  1:00pm

MoMA

Free admission with museum tickets

Slow down and spend a full hour exploring a pair of artworks.

Reception; Aperture Closing Reception

Thursday, January 16  6:00pm – 8:00pm 

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

Free Admission

Aperture is moving! Join us for a closing reception to say goodbye to our space and celebrate Aperture. This will be a chance to see our three current exhibitions, The New Black Vanguard, Mark McKnight: 2019 Portfolio Prize Winner, and the 2019 PhotoBook Awards Shortlist, before they close.

After fifteen years in our Chelsea location, Aperture Gallery and Bookstore will close on January 18. Over the next year, Aperture will continue to operate from our Chelsea office as we prepare to open a new public space in Manhattan in 2021. We first moved to our current location in Chelsea in 2005. Since then, we have hosted over one hundred exhibitions—including the New York Times Magazine: Photographs, Mickalene Thomas: Muse, Prison Nation, Orlando curated by Tilda Swinton, The New Black Vanguard—and thousands of conversations and events with artists and thinkers like Daidō Moriyama, Stephen Shore, Susan Meiselas, and many more.

Talk;  Talking about Place in Contemporary Art 

Tuesday, January 21  1:00pm

MoMA

Free admission with museum tickets

Discuss how three artists—Mark Bradford, Jack Whitten, and Amanda Williams—consider the role of place in their work

Talk;  Thirty Minutes on Street Photography 

Monday, January 27  3:00pm

MoMA

Free admission with museum tickets

This session will introduce the work of street photographers such as Helen Levitt, Garry Winogrand, and Lee Friedlander. 

Talk; Ways of Looking at Art with (and Without) a Camera

Friday, January 31  1:00pm

MoMA

Free admission with museum tickets

Explore how photography is changing the way we experience museum galleries, as we look at art with and without our cameras.


© 2019 New York Photography Diary. All rights reserved. Background image: Ea Vasko Reflections of the Ever-Changing #32, 2010, digital c-print, diasec (matte); Video image: image by Instaberlinerin, artwork by Cecile Wesolowski, pictured Denia Kazakou/ Redd Gallery; Festival image by Vanessa Bouziges