Andreas Gursky

Andreas Gursky
Library Shelf Location 18.GURS
Publication Date Oct 2007
Description 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 One races and the other on the famous Arirang Festival (a closely-choreographed mass spectacle in North Korea's capital of Pyongyang), are gathered here.
ISBN 9783775720199
Quantity 1
Pages 128
Authors Nina Zimmer, Beate Sontgen, Berhard Mendes Burgi
Format Hardback
Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart and Berlin
Related Artist Andreas Gursky
Categories Photography, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Crowds, Abstraction
Language English

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