The Walther Collection
T +49 731 176 9143
Hours: Thursday to Sunday
The Walther Collection can be visited by guided tour only. To schedule, please email us at email@example.com
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Distance and Desire:
Encounters with the African Archive
Curated by Tamar Garb
June 9, 2013 – December 7, 2014
The Walther Collection is pleased to present Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive.
This exhibition brings together late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century portraits, cartes de visite, postcards, album pages, and books from Southern and Eastern Africa, set in dialogue with recent photography and video by contemporary artists who have engaged with photographic archives. Distance and Desire
offers new perspectives on the legacy of anthropological and ethnographic visions of Africans, reimagining the poetic and political dimension of the archive, its diverse histories, and its changing meanings.
Visiting the Walther Collection in
The closest international airports are Frankfurt and Munich.
From Frankfurt Airport: direct ICE train connection to Ulm Central Station.
From Munich Airport: S-8 city train, airport bus or taxi to Munich Central Station. Direct ICE train connections to Ulm Central Station.
From Munich: Autobahn A8 direction Stuttgart. Change to Autobahn A7 direction Kempten/Lindau. First exit Nersingen, follow B10 direction Neu-Ulm, first exit Burlafingen. Cross railroad, take first street on right, Thalfingerstraße. Pass village square, take first street left, Reichenauerstraße. Follow the street until you see our White Box at the corner of Reichenauerstraße / Lindauerstraße.From Stuttgart: Autobahn A8 direction Munich. Change to Autobahn A7 direction Kempten/Lindau. See above.
From Frankfurt: Autobahn A3 direction Würzburg, change to Autobahn A7 direction Ulm/Kempten/Lindau. See above.
From Ulm Central Station it is a 10-15 minute taxi ride to The Walther Collection.
Take the number 84 or 88 bus at Ulm Central Station, get off at Burlafingen Dorfplatz, following Thalfingerstrasse for 50 meters, and take the first street on the left, Reichenauerstrasse. It is a 5-minute walk to The Walther Collection, on your left. For bus schedules, please visit: www.ding-ulm.de
Project Space New York
508-526 West 26th Street, Suite 718
New York, NY 10001 USA
T +1 212 352 0683
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
September 12, 2014 – January 17, 2015
The Walther Collection presents a survey of works by Samuel Fosso, one of the most renowned contemporary artists working in Africa. Since the mid-1970s, Fosso has focused on self-portraiture by transforming his body through performance, envisioning variations on African identity in the postcolonial era. For the first time in the United States, this exhibition brings together Fosso's work from The Walther Collection, including vintage self-portraits and studio prints with new and recent photographs, featuring selections from his magisterial series African Spirits
and The Emperor of Africa