MOPA Mixes Classic and Contemporary Photography in Aperture Remix
May 24 through October 5, 2014
San Diego, Calif. – Aperture has been a force in photography for over 60 years. Some of the most important images have graced their pages. So what do you get when you ask a number of contemporary photographers to remix some of these classic images? A diverse body of work that celebrates the legacy of the magazine as well as a constantly evolving art form.
The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) will display these works in the upcoming exhibition, Aperture Remix, featuring approximately 90 pieces by 23 photographers from May 24 through October 5, 2014. It will include the original vintage prints and newly interpreted pieces side-by-side. Featured artists and the work they are remixing include:
Rinko Kawauchi - Sally Mann
Vik Muniz - Edward Weston
Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs - Aperture essay books
Martin Parr - Aperture magazine issue 103
Doug Rickard - Stephen Shore
Viviane Sassen - Edward Weston
Alec Soth - Robert Adams
Penelope Umbrico - Masters of Photography series
James Welling - Paul Strand
According to Scott Davis, Director of Exhibitions at MOPA, “Aperture Remix bridges classic Aperture publications with contemporary photographers who have re-interpreted historic works in provocative ways. The exhibition presents vintage prints by 20th century masters alongside each artist's "remix", making a compelling exhibition of photographs by a range of innovative artists working today. The exhibition was organized on behalf of Aperture's 60th anniversary and MOPA is proud to present this wonderful exhibition with our audience.”
Learn more about the exhibition and view select images at http://www.mopa.org/aperture-remix.
Exhibition organized by the Aperture Foundation, New York
Curated by Lesley A. Martin
About Aperture: Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other – in print, in person and online.
Press Opportunities: To request additional information and high-resolution images or to schedule an interview, please contact Danny Cappiello at 619.238.7559 x203 or email him at Cappiello@mopa.org.
MOPA Information: MOPA is a center for visual learning, passionately dedicated to sharing and exploring the universal language of photography, film and video.
Image: Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Book Cam (Aperture Edition) 210mm, 2012. Courtesy the artists.