2016 Aperture Summer Open features Bubi Canal
Spanish-born artist Bubi Canal exhibits his work, Beautiful Mystery, at this year’s Aperture Summer Open.
Aperture’s 2016 Summer Open was a call for contributions to the idea of photography as a magical form. This optimistic premise attracted a diverse scope of magical contemporary approaches –from pictures found in the happenstance of everyday life to elaborate stagings of studio or desktop experiments.
The photographic practices represented in the final selection for this year’s Summer Open are rich with vitality and deep curiosity for the magical medium of photography. They share a fascination with and substantial knowledge of the historical roots and the contemporary state of photography. These artists actively play with the medium’s heritage –re-animating and re-contextualizing its alchemical properties— to render ideas about its contemporary material value. They are astutely aware of the viewers’ perceptions and trains of thought, grounded in our shared context of an ever-expanding image world. They invite us to pay attention to the thriving possibility of photography as an experimental platform, rich with materiality and visual sleight of hand.
About Bubi Canal
Bubi Canal is a Spanish-born, New York-based artist. His work combines various media and artistic methods, including photography, video, and installation, and deals with recurring themes of love, dreams and magic. Working mostly in a primary color palette, he uses found objects and multiple materials to create his own universe of the imagination.
Opening reception on Thursday, July 14, from 6 pm to 8 pm.