Performance: Aperture 221
Envisioning the intersections of photography and performance. This issue, a collaboration between Aperture and Performa, the nonprofit organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in visual art, takes a capacious approach to considering the intersections of photography and performance. In the Words section, Tate curator Simon Baker traces the impulse to perform for the camera throughout photographic history; New Museum curator Lauren Cornell looks at how artists such as K8 Hardy, Juliana Huxtable, and Amalia Ulman use social media to calculated effect; Performa founder RoseLee Goldberg and MoMA curator Roxana Marcoci discuss performance, documentation, and the ways in which performances are crafted for the camera; and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie explores the lecture-performance form in the work of Lebanese artists Walid Raad, Rabih Mrou , Lina Saneh, and Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige. In the Pictures section, Delfim Sardo considers the Portuguese artist Helena Almeida's Inhabited Painting(s) and other works; Brian Sholis on the disquieting appeal of Torbj rn R dland's images; James Welling introduces his new series Dance Project; Olu Oguibe on Samuel Fosso's recent Mao Zedong series; Brian Dillon on Dru Donovan's recreations; Performa curator Adrienne Edwards on how Carrie Mae Weems animates minimalism; a look at the role of image research in the Hong Kong-based duo Zheng Mahler's Performa 15 debut performance; and Kristin Poor explores two approaches to photographing dance, by looking at Barbara Morgan's enduring images of Martha Graham, and Babette Mangolte's photographs of Trisha Brown's dance performances.
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