Dawit L. Petros, Untitled (Prologue II), from "The Stranger‘s Notebook", 2016 © The artist. Courtesy the artist and Tiwani Contemporary.

Recent Histories - Contemporary African Photography & Video Art

May 07, 2017 — Nov 19, 2017

The Walther Collection

Reichenauerstraße 21
89233 neu-ulm
T +49 731 176 9143

The Walther Collection presents "Recent Histories: Contemporary African Photography and Video Art", an exhibition that unites the perspectives of fourteen contemporary artists of African descent, born in the early 1970s and onwards. They investigate social identity, questions of belonging, and an array of sociopolitical concerns—including migration, lineage, and the legacies of colonialism—as well as personal experiences. By highlighting specific creative approaches and studying the sites and collective platforms that enable these practices, this exhibition examines a selection of African image-makers and lens-based artists. In accentuating different perspectives within this generation and considering the infrastructures that often link them, "Recent Histories" provides a point of entry to engage critically with current practices, and opens up considerations about how to conceptualize the frameworks of contemporary African photography and video art.