Summer 2019


This issue of Aperture, guest-edited by 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

Agenda: Exhibitions to See
Birgit Jürgenssen, Garry Winogrand, Henry Wessel, Jonathas de Andrade

Amanda Maddox on Dora Maar

Lou Stoppard on Sleazenation, 2001

by Lyle Ashton Harris

Object Lessons
My Ring from Orlando, 1992
by Tilda Swinton

Editors’ Note

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

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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