Samuel Fosso, The Golf Player, 1997, Courtesy The Walther Collection and Jean Marc Patras/Galerie.
September 11, 2014 – January 17, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6pm-8pm
526 West 26th Street, Suite 718
New York, NY
From The Walther Collection e-blast:
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.
Samuel Fosso was born in 1962 in Cameroon and lives in Bangui and Paris. Fosso is represented by Jean Marc Patras / Galerie, Paris. His self-portraits have been featured in exhibitions including In/sight: African Photographers, 1940 to the Present, The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994, Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent, and Events of the Self: Portraiture and Social Identity and Typology, Taxonomy and Seriality: Photography from The Walther Collection.