Aperture will host a conversation between Dana Lixenberg and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa. Lixenberg’s long-term series Imperial Courts is currently on view at Aperture as part of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017.
Dana Lixenberg (b. 1964, the Netherlands) won for her publication Imperial Courts (Roma, 2015). In 1992, Dana Lixenberg traveled to South Central Los Angeles for a magazine story on the riots that erupted following the verdict in the Rodney King trial. What she encountered inspired her to revisit the area, and led her to the community of the Imperial Courts housing project in Watts. Returning countless times over the following twenty-two years, Lixenberg gradually created a collaborative portrait of the changing face of this community. Over the years, some in the community were killed, while others disappeared or went to jail, and others, once children in early photographs, grew up and had children of their own. In this way, Imperial Courts constitutes a complex and evocative record of the passage of time in an underserved community.
Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is a photographer, writer, and former editor of the contemporary photography website The Great Leap Sideways (2011—2017). He has contributed essays to catalogues and monographs by Vanessa Winship, George Georgiou, Marton Perlaki and Paul Graham, been an artist-in-residence at Light Work, guest edited the Aperture PhotoBook Review, and written for Aperture, FOAM magazine, the Barbican and The Photographer’s Gallery. He has lectured at Yale, Cornell and The New School, and is a faculty member in the photography department at Purchase College, SUNY.
Aperture Gallery, New York
4th Floor, 547 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001, États-Unis
December 12, 2017 to December 12, 2017