If the concept of collection would still have a sense, a visit to this exhibition could warm the desire of every new candidate.
The MOMA’s Thomas Walther Single Collector Photographic Exhibition just closed. Every print is vintage, a pleasure for the eyes, and in good condition.
The catalogue is heavy to bring back but the MOMA special site is a wonder. Respecting the space-time coordinates of the artists creations.
When MoMA’s departments of Photography and Conservation set out to make a website to showcase the 341 photographs in the Thomas Walther Collection, the goal was to create an innovative resource that would take full advantage of the Internet’s interactivity. In December 2014, MoMA launched Object:Photo, a digital research platform featuring four data visualizations that allow visitors to explore the materials, techniques, and art historical context of these 341 modernist photographs.
The visualizations act as entry points: you can choose to map the photographs by where they were taken, view them grouped together according to the materials and techniques used, find relationships between the artists, or plot their lives on a map and timeline. Within each visualization, you can select or filter the content by topic.