Issue 244: “Cosmologies”

Issue 244: “Cosmologies”

Aperture Magazine

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September 15, 2021
Issue 244: “Cosmologies”
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This fall, Aperture magazine presents an issue exploring the idea of cosmologies—the origins, histories, and local universes that artists create.

In the issue:


“Deana Lawson: The Conjurer”
The great portraitist reimagines the world by revealing mystic truths
A conversation with Greg Tate

“Berlin Stories”
How the divided German capital became Michael Schmidt’s life’s work
Gesine Borcherdt

“Theo Eshetu: Infinite Screens”
A prolific video artist considers identity and belonging
Emmanuel Iduma


“Return of the Light”
For Anne Hardy, the River Thames yields ethereal photograms
Lena Fritsch

Batia Suter reinvents scientific books as lyrical assemblages
Brian Sholis

“Mystic Parallax”
Awol Erizku’s surreal visions of Africa and its diaspora
Ashley James

“The World of Judith Joy Ross”
Through empathic portraits, individuals form a collective citizenry
Rebecca Bengal

In Colombia, Jim C. Nedd reflects on the visual codes of mythology
Daniel Berndt

Tom Sandberg’s meditations on absence
Pico Iyer

“Cosmic Atlas”
Tavares Strachan’s assemblages of colliding histories
Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

“Good Night”
Feng Li’s absurdist dramas on the streets of Chinese cities
Xuan Juliana Wang

“My Grandfather Turned into a Tiger”
Between Laos and Minnesota, Pao Houa Her’s memories and dreams
Kong Pheng Pha

“True North”
Dionne Lee’s intricate collages portray the poetics of survival
Shiv Kotecha

“Southern Journeys”
In the 1980s, Baldwin Lee made stars of his Black subjects
Casey Gerald

Juan Brenner chronicles the glitter and gold of Guatemala’s youth
Suleman Sheikh Anaya

Plus—Kerry Manders on Catherine Opie’s industrious work ethic; Lou Stoppard on visions of nightlife, from Nairobi to Ibiza; and Geoff Dyer on Fred Eaglesmith, Dayanita Singh, and the pleasures of rereading Middlemarch.

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Significant support of Aperture magazine is provided by The Kanakia Foundation and by Slobodan Randjelović and Jon Stryker. Further generous support is provided in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Aperture Foundation’s programs are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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