International Archives 2nd half of 2015
He is considered one of the most important contemporary artists: the Dusseldorf-
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In addition to his commitment to color photography, Gursky's typical forms of expression are to be found in digital processing and extremely large-
From ancient sites through contemporary scenes and political debates to fictitiously arranged fantasy worlds: Andreas Gursky's pictures also turn out to be subtle observations of the state of our globalized world. Cairo and the Pyramid of Cheops, Prada shops and Toys'R'Us, production facilities and garbage dumps, mass spectacles in Pyongyang, or at national church conferences, the subversive demonstration of power structures and global world orders, internationally active stock markets, museums as places of supposed reflection and comic heroes used to portray future worlds—all this belongs to the artist's repertoire of visual compositions.
The exhibition, which has been developed in close cooperation with the artist himself, allows the viewer to rediscover Gursky's fascinating cosmos of images in a kind of overview. The strict "involvement" of these pictures, which serve our worldly concepts and imaginations, is put up for exploration and discussion. The exhibition, curated by Udo Kittelmann for the Museum Frieder Burda, forms an arc between Andreas Gursky's older, iconic works and his latest and most current visual inventions. This presentation opens up a rich pictorial panorama to the visitor, which simultaneously provides a precise analysis of our complex reality and formulates great joy in the seeing and discovering of pictures.
Exhibition 3 October 2015 -
Andreas Gursky, Paris, Montparnasse, 1993. Courtesy Sprüth Magers.
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