Past Events

Thursday 8 July

Hoda Afshar speaks to researcher and historian Taous Dahmani about her new book Speak The Wind, tracing the project’s unqiue genesis in response to the distinctive geography and cultural beliefs of the Strait of Hormuz, Iran, and reflecting on photography as a tool for investigation and storytelling.

Thursday 1 July

Artist Oliver Chanarin joins curator Erin O’Toole to discuss Chanarin’s installation The Apparatus, currently on show at SFMOMA. As they trace the evolution of the piece, they touch on August Sander’s portraiture,  the obscured mechanics of online commerce, and data-collecting images that ‘look back’ at us.

Saturday 17 July

In partnership with MACK and Gertrude Contemporary, Perimeter is thrilled to present the launch of Hoda Afshar's much-anticipated photobook Speak the Wind, at Gertrude Contemporary. This beautiful and compelling publication will be launched by writer, Dean of Studies at Photography Studies College and founder of the Asia Pacific Photobook Archive, Daniel Boetker-Smith, with a signing by the artist to follow. 

Thursday 24 June

Nick Meyer takes us on a tour of his attic studio in Massachusetts, guiding us through a selection of his favourite books and zines as well as highlights from his collection of found photographs. Along the way, he reflects on the formation of his book The Local and shares some of its early iterations.

Monday 14–Thursday 17 June

Stephen Shore joins architect and author Jack Self to discuss Steel Town, Shore’s revelatory document of the American Rust Belt in 1977. They discuss the turbulent historical moment the project depicts as well as the history of Shore’s own process and photography’s capacity for illuminating our past, present, and future.

Thursday 10 June

Once neighbours in New York, Collier Schorr and Moyra Davey meet again over Instagram Liv for an informal conversation on breaking forms and boundaries, on collaboration and community, and on their shared experiences of living in Brooklyn in the late '80s onwards.

Thursday 27 May

To celebrate the launch of The Shabbiness of Beauty by Moyra Davey & Peter Hujar, with a text by Eileen Myles, please join us for a discussion on the theme of collaboration in art and writing. Inspired by Davey’s rhyming interpolations of Hujar, a panel of artists and critics explore the capacities of writing and photography, exhibitions and books, in tribute. With Moyra Davey, Eileen Myles, Gregg Bordowitz, Aveek Sen, and Izabella Scott (chair).