Rachel Walther

21.11.18 14.12.18

Premonitions is a photographic work by the artist Rachel Walther, developed during her residency and presented at the November 2018 ´aceNITE. Rachel photographed the city of Buenos Aires searching for threads of the different political moments, migratory processes and economic situations that have shaped the city in the last decades.

PREMONITIONS (by Rachel Walther)

So much of our identity and our personal history is wrapped up in the towns we choose to live in, yet in the very process of living we learn to tune out our environments and ignore the beautiful landscapes we inhabit in order to complete our daily tasks. We remain ignorant of the important and sometimes brutal events that shaped our communities. How can the soul of a place, a city, be conveyed in a photograph? I have spent the past year and a half developing my current body of work, centered on location portraiture. Not landscapes per-se, but documentation of locations as one would create a portrait of an individual, eliciting elements of their personality and attitudes in a single frame or a series.

I’m seeking to document cities and places as one would a person. For me, these locations have just as much power, nuance, and complexity as any human subject. I want to immerse myself in the locations and histories of Buenos Aires, and devote my time to exploring not only the physical places, sounds, and moods of the city but dwell in what events and eras shaped the city as it exists today. I want to trace the forgotten landscapes of Buenos Aires, the places that have disappeared naturally over time due to inevitable progress and the places that were torn from the city during its many upheavals in the last century.

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Rachel Walther
1985 | Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Lives and works in Oakland, California

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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