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Andreas Gursky (*1955 in Leipzig) gilt als einer der weltweit wichtigsten Künstler, die das fotografische Großformat als Ausdrucksmittel verwenden. Ein Hauptaugenmerk des in Düsseldorf lebenden Fotografen liegt auf der Ansammlung von Menschen und den Stätten ihrer Zusammenkunft - sei es die Handelsbörse von Tokio oder ein Massen-Rave. Bei aller realistischen Präsenz erlauben die am Computer virtuos nachbearbeiteten Totalen von Andreas Gursky durch Reduktion und Strukturierung der Bildelemente auch eine abstrakte Lesart, sie beruhen stets auf einer Wechselwirkung von Abbildhaftigkeit und Abstraktion.
Die großzügig gestaltete Publikation konzentriert sich auf die jüngste Schaffensperiode des Künstlers, die im Kunstmuseum Basel zu sehen sein wird. Es werden insbesondere zwei neue Werkgruppen gezeigt, die neben Landschaften auch Formel-1-Rennen sowie das berühmte Arirang-Festival, ein präzise choreografiertes Massenspektakel im nordkoreanischen Pjöngjang, reflektieren.



Ausstellung: Kunstmuseum Basel 20.10.2007-24.2.2008

Synopsis:

Text by Beate Sontgen, Nina Zimmer. Preface by Bernhard Mendes Burgi.

Synopsis:

Famed worldwide for his epically proportioned photographs, Andreas Gursky is one of very few contemporary artists able to represent cultures of excessive information--which he does through images of supermarket wares, crowds, trash, architecture and nature. The extreme detail of Gursky's final image--achieved by digital restructuring--produces a vertiginous effect on the viewer, as it oscillates between total representation and total abstraction. It could be said that Gursky updates the eighteenth-century sublime for our times.

This publication surveys the artist's most recent creations, on display at the renowned Kunstmuseum Basel throughout the winter of 2007/2008. Two new groups of works in particular, one on Formula 1 races and the other on the famous Arirang Festival (a closely choreographed mass spectacle in North Korea's capital of Pyongyang), are gathered here.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783775720199
Publisher:
Hatje Cantz Publishers
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Preface:
Burgi, Bernhard Mendes
Photographer:
Gursky, Andreas
Illustrator:
Gursky, Andreas
Contribution by:
Burgi, Bernhard Mendes
Contribution by:
Sontgen, Beate
Contribution:
Sontgen, Beate
Contribution:
Burgi, Bernhard Mendes
Author:
Gursky, Andreas
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Landscapes
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
127
Dimensions:
11.63x9.68x.63 in. 2.12 lbs.

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Product details 127 pages Hatje Cantz Publishers - English 9783775720199 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Text by Beate Sontgen, Nina Zimmer. Preface by Bernhard Mendes Burgi.
"Synopsis" by , Famed worldwide for his epically proportioned photographs, Andreas Gursky is one of very few contemporary artists able to represent cultures of excessive information--which he does through images of supermarket wares, crowds, trash, architecture and nature. The extreme detail of Gursky's final image--achieved by digital restructuring--produces a vertiginous effect on the viewer, as it oscillates between total representation and total abstraction. It could be said that Gursky updates the eighteenth-century sublime for our times.

This publication surveys the artist's most recent creations, on display at the renowned Kunstmuseum Basel throughout the winter of 2007/2008. Two new groups of works in particular, one on Formula 1 races and the other on the famous Arirang Festival (a closely choreographed mass spectacle in North Korea's capital of Pyongyang), are gathered here.

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