June 1, 2019, 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Destruction and Transformation: Tour and Gallery Talk

Heath Watermelon Man
Unidentified Photographer, [Heath & Co Signage Album], ca. 1970. Courtesy The Walther Collection.

Join us on the final day of Destruction and Transformation: Vernacular Photography and the Built Environment, for a tour and talk with curator Brian Wallis. The exhibition examines the decisive role of vernacular photography in documenting the destructive forces that are often central to engineering the modernist built environment. The sixteen photographic series in this exhibition, spanning from 1876 to 2000, depict the inescapable obsolescence of urban and industrial projects, and together provide a counternarrative to the presupposed stability of aesthetic and structural planning within modernist city spaces and architecture.

Destruction and Transformation is on view from February 8 to June 1, 2019, and is the fourth exhibition in The Walther Collection's multi-year series, "Imagining Everyday Life: Aspects of Vernacular Photography," curated by Brian Wallis.

This event is free and open to the public.

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