Frank Walter

The exhibition, Frank Walter: A Retrospective is the first to present the oeuvre of the native Antiguan and Barbudan Frank Walter in a museum. Exhibition curated by Susanne Pfeffer, Anna Sailer, and consulting curator Barbara Paca.

The works by John Akomfrah, Khalik Allah, Kader Attia, Marcel Broodthaers, Birgit Hein, Isaac Julien, Julia Phillips, Howardena Pindel, Rosemarie Trockel, and Kathleen, Lady Walter revolve around colonialism in the Caribbean in the past and present as well as the intellectual contexts of colonial and post-colonial thought.

There is no typical Frank Walter. His painterly spectrum is free and wide. His way of seeing is his own. His oeuvre seems to stand in opposition to the permanent ascriptions he was subjected to throughout his lifetime, with respect to race and nation.

His cosmological paintings radiate transcendentally, his abstract works are systematic, his figurative ones captivating by virtue of their individuality, and his landscapes come into their own in clear abstraction.

His works are of exceptional clarity and directness. Their concentrated quality, which can also be traced back to their size, opens unobstructed access.

The work of native Antiguan and Barbudan artist Frank Walter (1926-2009) encompasses numerous paintings, drawings, sculptures and writings that will be on view in a museum for the first time.

Edited by Susanne Pfeffer, Consulting Editor Barbara Paca

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