Go See: Andreas Gursky ‘Works 80-08′ at Moderna Museet in Stockholm February 21-May 3, 2009

March 9th, 2009

Moderna Museet Presents Andreas Gursky: Works 80-08 via ArtDaily

Beginning February 21st, Moderna Museet in Stockholm will host a traveling retrospective of the Andreas Gursky’s photography. Coming from the Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld, Germany, the exhibition includes work dating back to his studies under Bernd and Hilla Becher. Many of the photographs have been reprinted in a smaller format: a marked change considering that most of Gursky’s photographs are very large, sometimes over sixteen feet wide. The exhibition includes over 150 works spanning the artist’s encyclopedic career. He is well known for his expansive, detached, and often digitally-altered images that seemingly catalogue the phenomena of the world.

Following the show at Moderna Museet, the show will continue on to the Vancouver Art Gallery from May 30-September 20, 2009.

Coming Exhibitions [Moderna Museet]

Moderna Museet Presents Andreas Gursky: Works 80-08 [ArtDaily]
Andreas Gursky Works 80-08 [Slovart]
Andreas Gursky Works 80-08 [Amazon]

Andreas Gursky’s ‘Bahrain I’ via Artnet

Andreas Gursky’s ‘Kamiokande’ via Artnet

Born in 1955 in Leipzig, East Germany, Andreas Gursky studied at the Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf under Bernd and Hilla Becher, renowned for their very formal photographs of industrial sites, creating almost abstract works. In a way Gursky has followed in their footsteps, although increasing the scale, both in terms of the works’ actual size and in the scope of industry.  He has photographed stock exchanges, apartment buildings, discount stores, and massive outdoor festivals, among others. His work has been characterized as encyclopedic for its range of subjects as well as its sense of objective detachment. However, Gursky is candid about his digital manipulation of images, choosing to present a vision of a structured and ordered world.

Andreas Gursky’s ‘EM Arena I’ via Artnet

Andreas Gursky’s ‘Rhein II’ via Matthew Marks