Cover, Aperture Summer 2019

Issue 235: "Orlando"

Aperture Magazine, New York / United States

June 11, 2019
June 11, 2019
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For the summer 2019 issue of Aperture and the concurrent exhibition, guest editor Tilda Swinton draws upon the themes of Virginia Woolf’s prescient 1928 novel Orlando, revolutionary in both form and spirit, to offer original images and writings that celebrate openness, curiosity, and human possibility.

Exhibition on view at Aperture Gallery in New York through July 11, 2019.

Featured artists include: Zackary Drucker / Lynn Hershman Leeson / Paul Mpagi Sepuya / Jamal Nxedlana / Elle Pérez / Walter Pfeiffer / Sally Potter / Viviane Sassen / Collier Schorr / Mickalene Thomas / Carmen Winant

In the issue:

"Orlando: Spirit of the Age"
From Virginia Woolf to Sally Potter, life without limits
By Tilda Swinton

On "Orlando": Four Reflections
By Michael Cunningham

"A Call to Arms"
By Isaac Julien

"Hero and Heroine"
By Marina Warner

"Love Unlimited"
By Lynne Tillman

"The Time Travelers"
How Derek Jarman’s groundbreaking films made history queer
By B. Ruby Rich

"The Double"
A multimedia pioneer and a maverick poet on the long lives of artists
Lynn Hershman Leeson and Eileen Myles in Conversation

"Radical Vision"
The enduring genius of Virginia Woolf
Maggie Nelson in Conversation with Shannon Ebner

"Finding Orlando"
Photographs and introduction by Sally Potter

Collier Schorr
Introduction by Jack Halberstam

Viviane Sassen
Introduction by Jerry Stafford

Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Introduction by Vince Aletti

Carmen Winant
Introduction by Sara Knelman

Elle Pérez
Introduction by Justin Torres

FAKA by Jamal Nxedlana
Introduction by Milisuthando Bongela

Walter Pfeiffer
Introduction by Michael Bullock

Zackary Drucker
Introduction by Susan Stryker

Mickalene Thomas
Introduction by Antwaun Sargent


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Artist commissions for the “Orlando” issue of Aperture magazine and the related exhibition at Aperture Gallery are made possible with the support of Slobodan Randjelović and Jon Stryker. Aperture also thanks ROOT STUDIOS for supporting the production of Mickalene Thomas’s work in this issue.

Significant support for Aperture magazine is provided by The Kanakia Foundation. Further generous support for Aperture magazine is provided in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.