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The Order Of Things

In their first Online Exhibition on IC, The Walther Collection presents “The Order of Things: Photography from The Walther Collection”, an exhibition exploring how the organization of photographs into systematic sequences or typologies has affected modern visual culture.

The exhibition at the Walther Collection, which took place from the beginning of May 2015 until the fall of 2016, investigated the production and use of serial portraiture, conceptual structures, vernacular imagery, and time-based performance in photography from the 1880s to the present, bringing together works from international artists. Whilst the exhibition featured many great and unknown names, some of the highlights of the exhibition included works by Richard Avedon, Nobuyoshi Araki, Stephen Shore, and Zanele Muholi.

With much of the work in “The Order of Things” focusing on the individual and cultural identity, the exhibition also includes a large selection devoted to vernacular photography from the late-nineteenth and early twentieth century—offering a glimpse into the day-to-day life of a time that we will never know.

From February to May 2016, “The Order of Things” also travelled to Stockholm to be displayed at Fotografiska in an exhibition titled “Time and Again: Photography from The Walther Collection”, which displayed over 800 photographs from the private collection.

Here, we show a selection of works from “The Order of Things” as well as installation views from the exhibition.

STEPHEN SHORE, July 22nd, 1969. Courtesy The Walther Collection and 303 Gallery, New York
STEPHEN SHORE, July 22nd, 1969. Courtesy The Walther Collection and 303 Gallery, New York
AI WEIWEI, Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, 1995. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Lisson Gallery
AI WEIWEI, Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, 1995. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Lisson Gallery
RICHARD AVEDON, George Bush, Director, CIA, Langley, Virginia, March 2, 1976. © The Richard Avedon Foundation
RICHARD AVEDON, George Bush, Director, CIA, Langley, Virginia, March 2, 1976. © The Richard Avedon Foundation
RICHARD AVEDON, Katherine Graham, Chairman of the Board, The Washington Post Company, Washington, D. C., March 11, 1976. © The Richard Avedon Foundation
RICHARD AVEDON, Katherine Graham, Chairman of the Board, The Washington Post Company, Washington, D. C., March 11, 1976. © The Richard Avedon Foundation
MARTINA BACIGALUPO, Gulu Real Art Studio, 2011-12. Courtesy The Walther Collection
MARTINA BACIGALUPO, Gulu Real Art Studio, 2011-12. Courtesy The Walther Collection
MARTINA BACIGALUPO, Gulu Real Art Studio, 2011-12.  Courtesy The Walther Collection
MARTINA BACIGALUPO, Gulu Real Art Studio, 2011-12. Courtesy The Walther Collection
MARTINA BACIGALUPO, Gulu Real Art Studio, 2011-12. Courtesy The Walther Collection
MARTINA BACIGALUPO, Gulu Real Art Studio, 2011-12. Courtesy The Walther Collection
MARTINA BACIGALUPO, Gulu Real Art Studio, 2011-12. Courtesy The Walther Collection
MARTINA BACIGALUPO, Gulu Real Art Studio, 2011-12. Courtesy The Walther Collection
KARL BLOSSFELDT, Urformen der Kunst (Art Forms in Nature), 1928. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Karl Blossfeldt Archiv / Ann und Jürgen Wilde
KARL BLOSSFELDT, Urformen der Kunst (Art Forms in Nature), 1928. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Karl Blossfeldt Archiv / Ann und Jürgen Wilde
KARL BLOSSFELDT, Urformen der Kunst (Art Forms in Nature), 1928. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Karl Blossfeldt Archiv / Ann und Jürgen Wilde
KARL BLOSSFELDT, Urformen der Kunst (Art Forms in Nature), 1928. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Karl Blossfeldt Archiv / Ann und Jürgen Wilde
J. D. ‘OKHAI OJEIKERE, Untitled [Hairstyles], 1970-1979. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Galerie Magnin-A, Paris
J. D. ‘OKHAI OJEIKERE, Untitled [Hairstyles], 1970-1979. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Galerie Magnin-A, Paris
J. D. ‘OKHAI OJEIKERE, Untitled [Hairstyles], 1970-1979. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Galerie Magnin-A, Paris
J. D. ‘OKHAI OJEIKERE, Untitled [Hairstyles], 1970-1979. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Galerie Magnin-A, Paris
ZANELE MUHOLI, Faces and Phases, 2006-14. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
ZANELE MUHOLI, Faces and Phases, 2006-14. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
ZANELE MUHOLI, Faces and Phases, 2006-14. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
ZANELE MUHOLI, Faces and Phases, 2006-14. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
NOBUYOSHI ARAKI, 101 Works for Robert Frank (Private Diary), 1993. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Anton Kern Gallery, New York
NOBUYOSHI ARAKI, 101 Works for Robert Frank (Private Diary), 1993. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Anton Kern Gallery, New York
NOBUYOSHI ARAKI, 101 Works for Robert Frank (Private Diary), 1993. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Anton Kern Gallery, New York
NOBUYOSHI ARAKI, 101 Works for Robert Frank (Private Diary), 1993. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Anton Kern Gallery, New York
NOBUYOSHI ARAKI, 101 Works for Robert Frank (Private Diary), 1993. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Anton Kern Gallery, New York
NOBUYOSHI ARAKI, 101 Works for Robert Frank (Private Diary), 1993. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Anton Kern Gallery, New York
NOBUYOSHI ARAKI, 101 Works for Robert Frank (Private Diary), 1993. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Anton Kern Gallery, New York
NOBUYOSHI ARAKI, 101 Works for Robert Frank (Private Diary), 1993. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Anton Kern Gallery, New York
KOHEI YOSHIYUKI, Untitled, from the series The Park, 1971. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Yossi Milo Gallery
KOHEI YOSHIYUKI, Untitled, from the series The Park, 1971. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Yossi Milo Gallery
LES KRIMS, The Deerslayers, 1972. Courtesy the artist and The Walther Collection
LES KRIMS, The Deerslayers, 1972. Courtesy the artist and The Walther Collection
ACCRA SHEPP, Occupying Wall Street, 2011-12. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Steven Kasher Gallery
ACCRA SHEPP, Occupying Wall Street, 2011-12. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Steven Kasher Gallery
AUGUST SANDER, Antlitz der Zeit (Face of Our Time) – Berliner Tapezierermeister, 1929. © 2015 Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv, Cologne / VG Bild–Kunst / ARS, NY
AUGUST SANDER, Antlitz der Zeit (Face of Our Time) – Berliner Tapezierermeister, 1929. © 2015 Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv, Cologne / VG Bild–Kunst / ARS, NY
Unidentified photographer, Criminal Photographs No. 19, Thomas Cunningham, Sheriff, Stockton, California, ca. 1880s-90s. Courtesy The Walther Collection
Unidentified photographer, Criminal Photographs No. 19, Thomas Cunningham, Sheriff, Stockton, California, ca. 1880s-90s. Courtesy The Walther Collection
Unidentified photographer, Criminal Photographs No. 19, Thomas Cunningham, Sheriff, Stockton, California, ca. 1880s-90s. Courtesy The Walther Collection
Unidentified photographer, Criminal Photographs No. 19, Thomas Cunningham, Sheriff, Stockton, California, ca. 1880s-90s. Courtesy The Walther Collection
Unidentified photographer, Criminal Photographs No. 19, Thomas Cunningham, Sheriff, Stockton, California, ca. 1880s-90s. Courtesy The Walther Collection
Unidentified photographer, Criminal Photographs No. 19, Thomas Cunningham, Sheriff, Stockton, California, ca. 1880s-90s. Courtesy The Walther Collection
Unidentified photographer, Criminal Photographs No. 19, Thomas Cunningham, Sheriff, Stockton, California, ca. 1880s-90s. Courtesy The Walther Collection
Unidentified photographer, Criminal Photographs No. 19, Thomas Cunningham, Sheriff, Stockton, California, ca. 1880s-90s. Courtesy The Walther Collection
OTL AICHER
OTL AICHER
BERND AND HILLA BECHER, Kies- und Schotterwerke (Gravel Plants), 1988-2001. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Sonnabend Gallery
BERND AND HILLA BECHER, Kies- und Schotterwerke (Gravel Plants), 1988-2001. Courtesy The Walther Collection and Sonnabend Gallery
DIETER APPELT, Der Fleck auf dem Spiegel, den der Atemhauch schafft (The Mark on the Mirror Breathing Makes), 1977. Dieter Appelt, Der Fleck auf dem Spiegel, den der Atemhauch schafft (The Mark on the Mirror Breathing Makes), 1977 Courtesy The Walther Collection and Gallery Kicken, Berlin
DIETER APPELT, Der Fleck auf dem Spiegel, den der Atemhauch schafft (The Mark on the Mirror Breathing Makes), 1977. Dieter Appelt, Der Fleck auf dem Spiegel, den der Atemhauch schafft (The Mark on the Mirror Breathing Makes), 1977 Courtesy The Walther Collection and Gallery Kicken, Berlin
EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE, Animal Locomotion: Females & Males (draped). Plate 207. Stooping and lifting train, 1887 Library of. Courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C
EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE, Animal Locomotion: Females & Males (draped). Plate 207. Stooping and lifting train, 1887 Library of. Courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C
SONG DONG, Printing on Water (Performance in the Lhasa River, Tibet, 1996), 1996. Courtesy The Walther Collection and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
SONG DONG, Printing on Water (Performance in the Lhasa River, Tibet, 1996), 1996. Courtesy The Walther Collection and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Installation view of
Installation view of "The Order of Things" at the Walther Collection. Photo: © Florian Holzherr
Installation view of
Installation view of "The Order of Things" at the Walther Collection. Photo: © Florian Holzherr
Installation view of
Installation view of "The Order of Things" at the Walther Collection. Photo: © Florian Holzherr
Installation view of
Installation view of "The Order of Things" at the Walther Collection. Photo: © Florian Holzherr