— 2020. Andreas Gursky
artist book, ed. by Andreas Gursky
188 pages, 57 image plates
hardcover with linen cover, 30 x 26.3 cm
First Edition 03/2021
This artist's book by photographer Andreas Gursky was created as part of his exhibitions at the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig and the Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst in Duisburg. Therefore, however, the artist deliberately chooses not to use the form of a classic catalogue; rather, he invites the reader on a journey of discovery through his pictorial cosmos. In addition to iconic works from his oeuvre and previously unpublished photographs, private snapshots are also shown, mostly taken with a mobile phone, which reveals a lot about Gursky's approach. In addition, works by his father and grandfather tell of the family's long photographic tradition and draws references to Leipzig. Finely curated quotations from Musil's 'Man Without Qualities' interweave the different levels and build bridges to the individual photographic works. By leafing through this artist's book, new axes of vision open up, chains of associations draw ever deeper into Gursky's pictorial worlds and reveal a new and also more personal insight into Gursky's oeuvre.
Available via Buchhandlung Walther König28.09.2021
09.09.2021 bis 30.01.2022
The Ruhr region often served Andreas Gursky as the setting for his early works during his studies at the Düsseldorf Academy with Bernd and Hilla Becher. The titles of these works bear witness to his forays into the surrounding area: ‘Ruhrtal', 'Mühlheim a.d. Ruhr, Angler', 'Krefeld, Hühner', 'Duisburg, Brücke', 'Ratingen, Schwimmbad, to name but a few examples. A selection of these early small-format works from the Ruhr region now welcome visitors to Duisburg and introduce them to the world of Andreas Gursky, which unfolds fully in the following rooms through his well-known large formats.06.07.2021
TV culture magazine titel, thesen, temperamente with a 6:18 minutes video, including interview parts, on Andreas Gursky’s major exhibition in Leipzig. The feature was aired on 18 April on German public tv station ARD (in German).19.04.2021
article in: Welt am Sonntag, No. 11, 14.03.2021, p. 47.
Photo: Alexander Romey15.03.2021
The art auction in aid of people with HIV and AIDS.
Do Or DIY: Andreas Gursky’s First New Body Of Work In 3 Years
The Quientus, Online, 10 Oct. 2020.
Andreas Gursky, Sprüth Magers Gallery, Berlin, Germany
12.09.2020 - 14.11.2020
Klick here for further Exhibition Views21.10.2020
Sprüth Magers – Online Exhibition
Andreas Gursky. Space is Time
The online exhibition Space is Time looks back through Andreas Gursky’s oeuvre, from Paris, Montparnasse (1993) to Tokyo (2017) to his most recent body of work, surveying Gursky’s relationship to the art of cinema, the power of photography to suspend or expand time, and the effect of smartphones on “the way we see.”10.09.2020
Website of the German Institute of Photography
Photo: Hans-Jürgen Bauer (hjba)13.07.2020