Andreas Gursky’s images bring to the fore subjects such as work, everyday life, globalisation, mass consumption and the relationship between the individual and the collective. Together they form a teeming pictorial narrative of the world in which we live, often underscoring the insignificance of human beings.
Captured at a distance, from a high view point, Gursky’s panoramic images present the world in a way that is beyond our perception. Gursky is well-known for his large-scale photography, which is represented in the exhibition by his recent images.
To show 140 works in a single exhibition has been made possible thanks to the fact that the artist has produced smaller copies of his earlier works. This radical approach provides an entirely new perspective on his images. We are also presented with a generous opportunity to explore the development of Gursky’s work, immerse ourselves in his view on photography and discover new relationships that arise among the works.
Works 80-08 is organized by Dr Martin Hentschel, Kunstmuseum Krefeld in collaboration with Moderna Museet and Vancouver Art Gallery.
Curator: Fredrik Liew
The exhibition is supported by