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Aperture / Parsons Artist Talk: Dru Donovan

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Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Photography at Parsons School of Design, is pleased to present an artist talk with Dru Donovan. Donovan’s images bring into question how we care for ourselves and others, using construction and reenactment to align personal experience with universal understanding. In her 2011 book Lifting Water, Donovan investigates rituals of caregiving and issues surrounding illness and loss, by constructing scenes in which models reenact her experience of caring for a friend with a terminal illness. In the “Performance” issue of Aperture magazine, author and editor Brian Dillon writes in reference to Lifting Water, “Working with a variety of formats—view camera, digital SLR, 35 mm point-and-shoot—Donovan essays a typology of vulnerable, tender, and exhausting poses . . . [She] has long been exercised by the theatrics of pain and passivity.”


Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York

Tuesday, February 16
7:00 p.m.

$5 donation
FREE for Aperture Foundation Members and students with valid ID

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charina Endowment Fund, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Inc., and the Board of Trustees and Members of Aperture Foundation.

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