The Walther Collection Project Space New York

Current Exhibition

The Shadow Archive: An Investigation into Vernacular Portrait Photography
December 7, 2017 – March 31, 2018

The Walther Collection is pleased to present The Shadow Archive: An Investigation into Vernacular Portrait Photography, an exhibition that examines the uses of photography to document, record, and identify individuals from the 1850s to the present. The Shadow Archive inaugurates The Walther Collection’s multi-year series of exhibitions focused on the history of vernacular photography – utilitarian imagery made primarily for commercial or personal purposes, rather than aesthetic ones. Curated by Brian Wallis and entitled “Imagining Everyday Life: Aspects of Vernacular Photography”, the series considers the social and historical significance of non-fine-art photography in a wide range of applications.

Location

526 West 26th Street, Suite 718
New York, NY 10001 USA
+1 212 352 0683

Open Hours

Tuesday to Saturday, 12 – 6pm
Free Admission

The Walther Collection Neu-Ulm

Upcoming Exhibition

Life & Dreams: Photography & Media Art in China since the 1990s
May 13 – November 18, 2018

The Walther Collection presents Life and Dreams: Photography and Media Art in China since the 1990s, an exhibition that showcases a wide range of photography and media art created by Chinese artists during momentous social and economic change. Featuring more than 40 artists, including groundbreaking works by internationally recognized figures alongside a selection of recent media works by innovative younger artists such, the exhibition provides an up-to-the-minute account of the main directions and key achievements in contemporary Chinese photography and media art during the past three decades.

Location

Reichenauerstr. 21
89233 Neu-Ulm
+49 731 176 9143

Open Hours

Our exhibition premises in Neu-Ulm are closed for installations and renovations from November 13, 2017 to May 13, 2018. We ask for your understanding. For more information, tour guide bookings, or questions please contact or call +49 731 176 9143.

Touring exhibition at Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico

Current Exhibition

Structures of Identity. Photography from The Walther Collection
October 21, 2017 – February 5, 2018

Across various cultures and historical periods, photographers have used portraiture to affirm or challenge social stereotypes constructed around notions of race, gender, class, and nationality. Structures of Identity: Photography from The Walther Collection visualizes the political and cultural factors that shape individual and collective subjectivities, with a particular focus on the relation between self-representation and social identity. Emphasizing the work of artists who use portraiture to subvert visual expectations, and challenge markers of identification, the exhibition questions notions of a stable, authentic self.

Location

Av 2 Sur 708, Centro
72000 Puebla, Pue., Mexico
+52 222 229 3850

Open Hours

Wednesday to Monday, 10am – 6pm
Saturday, 10am – 9pm

Touring exhibition at Rencontres de Bamako, Bamako, Mali

Current Exhibition

Recent Histories: Deconstructed Spaces, Surveyed Memories
December 2, 2017 – January 31, 2018

The Walther Collection presents Deconstructed Spaces, Surveyed Memories, a selection from The Walther Collection’s exhibition Recent Histories: Contemporary African Photography & Video Art, which was presented in Neu-Ulm, Germany from May 7 through November 12, 2017. Deconstructed Spaces, Surveyed Memories assembles works by eight photographers born after the liberation movements that swept Africa in the 1960s. They investigate structural notions of identity and memory to consider the impact of broad sociocultural, economic, and political currents. Analyzing environments that oscillate between the public and personal, their works provide different commentaries on the transformations of life, brought about within the framework of an increasingly interconnected world.

Location

Musée du District,
Bamako, Mali
https://www.rencontres-bamako.com

Open Hours

Monday to Saturday, 9am – 6pm