Aperture 231
Summer 2018

Alex Prager

The summer issue of Aperture magazine considers the influence of photography on leading filmmakers, and the role of cinema in the work of artists and photographers. Featuring in-depth interviews with Sofia Coppola, Shirin Neshat, and Gus Van Sant, and contributions by Negar Azimi, David Campany, J. Hoberman, Alex Prager, RaMell Ross, Antwaun Sargent, Dayanita Singh, and Dana Stevens, among others.

 

 

FRONT

Agenda: Exhibitions to See
Icons of Style, David Wojnarowicz, Loredana Nemes, Carolyn Drake

Backstory
Christopher Phillips on Mo Yi

Redux
Sara Knelman on How I Photograph Myself, 1964

Curriculum
By Thomas Demand

BACK

Aperture Beat

Object Lessons
Paolo Cherchi Usai on Georges Méliès’s The Human Fly, 1902

WORDS

Editors’ Note: Film & Foto

Sofia Coppola on Pictures
How photographs influence the acclaimed director’s films
A conversation with Philip Gefter

Modern Vision
Revisiting a landmark exhibition on film and photography
By David Campany

The Red Desert Effect
Contemporary Italian photography after Antonioni
By Maria Antonella Pelizzari

Smoke Screen
The solid light installations of Anthony McCall
By Noam M. Elcott

Shirin Neshat’s Dreamlands
The artist and filmmaker contends with Iranian identity
A Conversation with Negar Azimi

The Loving Cut
Framing queer desire, from George Platt Lynes to Barry Jenkins
By Evan Moffitt

At Least They’ll See the Black
Kahlil Joseph, Arthur Jafa, and the poetics of African American life
By Antwaun Sargent

Gus Van Sant: A Thousand Compositions
Picturing youth on the margins of American society
A Conversation with Jonathan Griffin

PICTURES

Alain Resnais
Introduction by J. Hoberman

Dayanita Singh
Introduction by Aveek Sen

Alex Prager
Introduction by Rebecca Bengal

Ryan Spencer
Introduction by Dana Stevens

Basim Magdy
Introduction by Bruce Jenkins

Fouad Elkoury
Introduction by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

RaMell Ross
Introduction by Salamishah Tillet

 

Aperture Magazine #231 / Summer 2018
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