From New York to Burlafingen (Neu-Ulm)
The Walther Colleciton is a growing international art collection dedicated to exhibiting contemporary photography and video.
Its mission is to collect and present through indepth, annual exhibitions and a vigorous publishing program works of historical and contemporary significance from artists working in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world.
From Spring 2021 the Walther Collection, in its first monographic exhibition in Neu-Ulm, presents Santu Mofokeng: Stories, a retrospective of the late South African artist Santu Mofokeng (1956–2020). The exhibition consists of sixteen photographic series, displaying everyday life in South Africa's changing society before and after apartheid, based on the 18-volume photobook box set of the same name, which was created in a multi-year collaboration between Mofokeng, designer Lunetta Bartz, curator Joshua Chuang, and publisher Gerhard Steidl.
Conceived as a pop-up exhibition in collaboration with Steidl, with lightweight, unframed Tritone prints, Stories represents Mofokeng's wish that his work could be reproduced and exhibited accessibly and inexpensively by any arts space or organisation—particularly on the African continent.