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Stephen Shore in Conversation with Peter Schjeldahl

  • Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY (map)

This event is fully booked.

This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members at the $50 level and above.

Join Aperture Foundation for a conversation with photographer Stephen Shore and acclaimed critic Peter Schjeldahl in conjunction with Shore’s forthcoming Aperture releases, Stephen Shore: Survey and the expanded edition of Uncommon Places.

The two will discuss the work that spans Shore’s impressive and productive career, in light of his first-ever retrospective exhibition at Fundación MAPFRE this fall, including his series Early Works, Amarillo, New York City, American Surfaces, and Uncommon Places, as well as Shore’s significant contributions and influence on photography over the past four decades.

Stephen Shore (born in New York, 1947) had his work purchased by Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art, New York, at age fourteen. At seventeen, Shore was a regular at Andy Warhol’s Factory, producing an important photographic document of the scene, and in 1971, at the age of twenty-four, he became the first living photographer since Alfred Stieglitz forty years earlier to have a solo show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has had numerous one-man shows, including those at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Jeu de Paume, Paris; and Art Institute of Chicago. Since 1982, he has been director of the photography program at Bard College.

Peter Schjeldahl has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1998 and is the magazine’s art critic. He came to the magazine from the Village Voice, where he was the art critic from 1990 to 1998. Previously, he had written frequently for the New York Times’s Arts and Leisure section. His writing has also appeared in ArtforumArt in America, the New York Times MagazineVogue, and Vanity Fair. He has received the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; the Frank Jewett Mather Award from the College Art Association, for excellence in art criticism; the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, for “recent prose that merits recognition for the quality of its style”; and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is the author of four books of criticism, including The Hydrogen Jukebox: Selected Writings, and Let’s See: Writings on Art from The New Yorker.

Image: Stephen Shore, U.S. 97, South of Klamath Falls, Oregon, July 21, 1973 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the board and Members of Aperture Foundation.

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