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Visualizing the Thomas Walther Collection

147 artists of the Thomas Walther Collection.
Our networkgraph shows how the artists are connected through exhibitions.
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The Thomas Walther Collection Artists Today

Visualizing the participation in exhibitions since 1930
of the Thomas Walther Collection artists

  The photographic works of the 147 artists reunited in the MoMA exhibition in December 2014 were shown in many exhibitions of galleries, museums, and non-profit venues in many countries since the 1930’s.
  Some artists were shown more often than others, some together, some individually.
Based on thousands of exhibition records this artist-info ‘Visualizing Art Networks’ presentation analysis with an interactive network graph these records showing the appreciation of each of the 147 artists throughout the last 85 years.
  Among them Man Ray, Lászlo Moholy-Nagy, Lyonel Feininger, Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson, André Kertész, August Sander, Aleksander Rodchenko, Constantin Brancusi, Edward Weston, El Lissitzky, Alfred Stieglitz, Bérénice Abbott, Paul Strand, Edward Jean Steichen, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Karl Blossfeldt, Weegee, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Herbert Bayer, Margaret Bourke-White.

The MoMA ‘Thomas Walther Collection’ Exhibition

  After four years of research and conservation initiative the MoMA, New York, was showing from December 13, 2104 – April 19, 2015 the work of 147 artists in
Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949,
including a website with in-depth information,
  “The outstanding and early selection by collector Thomas Walther represents with the shown work of the 147 artists the innovative vision of the 20s and 30s, a transformative period of modern photography and the foundation of our photo-based world.”
  This statement for the 2015 MoMA exhibition is true in many ways and based on the research of many scholars.

Exhibition History Records and the Concept for this artist-info project

  Adding important new aspects this artist-info ‘Visualizing Art Networks’ project analysis with the help of an interactive network graph the participation of each of the 147 artists in more than 750 solo- and 1570 group-exhibitions since 1930.
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1929 – 1931 Photography Exhibitions

Our survey in June 2015, which covers more than 2.290 solo- and group-exhibitions from 1929 – 2015, begins with the following important exhibitions of a short, but promising period of avant-garde and experimental photography
(Find on the artist-info page of each of the exhibition venues below the complete artist list of each exhibition)

Fotografie der Gegenwart

Jan 20 – Feb 17, 1929, Museum Folkwang, Essen
4 of altogether 12 known exhibition venues of this travelling exhibition are part of artist-info database.
March 10 – April 17, 1929, Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover
Jun 6 – 29, 1929, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Jul 7 – Aug 8, 1929 Frankfurter Kunstverein – FKV, Frankfurt am Main

Film und Foto – Internationale Ausstellung des Deutschen Werkbundes

Curator of the Stuttgart exhibition: Gustaf Stotz
The list of participating artists are different for each edition.
May – Jul 1929, Stuttgart, 1929, Ausstellungshallen auf dem Interimtheaterplatz, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 3, D – 70173 Stuttgart
Oct 19 – Nov 17, 1929, Im Lichthof des Ehemaligen Kunstgewerbemuseums (today: Martin-Gropius-Bau), Berlin
Feb 20 – Mar 31, 1930, Österreichisches Museum

Das Lichtbild

Curator Josef M. Jurinek
Jun 5 – Sep 7, 1930, Münchener Bund und dem Verein Ausstellungspark München E.V.

Die neue Fotografie

Jan 11 – Feb 8, 1931, Gewerbemuseum Basel (today: Museum für Gestaltung Basel)


Apr 25 – May 31, Im Lichthof des Ehemaligen Kunstgewerbemuseums (today: Martin-Gropius-Bau), Berlin

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