Aperture #235

Aperture Magazine
#235, 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.


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

Photography by Sally Potter, Collier Schorr, Viviane Sassen, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Elle Pérez, FAKA by Jamal Nxedlana, Walter Pfeiffer, Zackary Drucker, Mickalene Thomas

And much more...