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Aperture Foundation

Exhibition Detail
What Matters Now? Exhibit
547 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10030


September 7th, 2011 - September 24th, 2011
Opening: 
September 17th, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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digital, mixed-media, technology photography, 9/11, media, installation, video-art, conceptual
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Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 17, 2011, 4:00–7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 7, 2011–Saturday, September 24, 2011

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

Exhibition in Progress:
Wednesday, September 7–Saturday, September 17, 2011

Exhibition on view:
Saturday, September 17, 2011–Saturday, September 24, 2011


What should we be looking at? The extraordinary number of photographs taken on September 11 made it the most photographed event in history and may have signaled the birth of citizen journalism. However in our impulse to record, we have not formulated new strategies to a better understanding of today's pressing issues of a globalized world. There is no longer a "front page" to act as a societal filter through which, we can learn about important events and trends. Even the role that the physical café once played in our communities—the place we went to discuss and digest what's going on around us—has become fragmented across a myriad of virtual spaces.

Ten years post-9/11, at a time when we are more overloaded with information than ever but cannot access it in a coherent manner, Aperture will create a visual café for collective social engagement with the question: What Matter's Now? and turn it into an evolving exhibition space. During a two-week period Aperture will turn itself "inside out," letting participants engage in the editorial process of weighing questions, ideas, and images, and proposing conceptual and curatorial solutions. Both invited guests and gallery visitors will be asked to participate. The exhibition What Matters Now? Proposals for a New Front Page will combine the crowd sourcing of images and ideas with the curatorial engagement of six experienced individuals, each hosting a table and a conversation within the space, where on corresponding walls each group will present its proposals for the contents of a 'New Front Page'. Hosts include a variety of visual image specialists: Wafaa BilalMelissa HarrisStephen MayesJoel MeyerowitzFred Ritchin (who conceptualized this project), and Deborah Willis.

As the exhibition opens, each of the six hosts will have a designated space, but the walls will be empty. Progressively throughout the first two weeks of the "exhibition," the walls will be filled in whatever manner each table decides.As the exhibition emerges, its contents will be posted online, daily, via a dedicated blog, as well as via Facebook and Twitter, at aperture.org/whatmattersnow and #whatmattersnow; allowing remote participants to respond and to create a seventh wall dedicated to ideas from the public.


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