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The Lay of the Land
New Photography from Africa

9/10/2015 — 1/16/2016

Mn 2526 Walthercollection Niang Mame Satellite1 Metropolis

Conceptual Framework

The Lay of the Land marks the beginning of The Walther Collection's new multi-year exhibition series on contemporary photography and video art from Africa and the African Diaspora. Presented thematically from 2015 to 2017, and surveying a diverse range of new and commissioned work, the series provides an in-depth engagement with emerging artists by building upon the collection's longstanding focus on African photography.

The first exhibition, The Lay of the Land, brings together the work of Edson Chagas, François-Xavier Gbré, and Mame-Diarra Niang, who are examining the built environment of postcolonial African cityscapes. United by their vivid attention to color and form, the artists establish an open-ended narrative about social identity, history, memory, and territory.

2015 09 Project Space Install View Lay of Land 01 EPW Studio
2015 09 Project Space Install View Lay of Land 02 EPW Studio
2015 09 Project Space Install View Lay of Land 03 EPW Studio

For further information, please see our exhibition guide.

Artworks on display

    Artists on display

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