Gursky's richly detailed, large-scale color photographs present a stunning and inventive portrayal of the contemporary world as seen in the imposing order of vast hotel lobbies, international stock exchanges, enormous sporting events, apartment blocks, and office buildings.
The first American retrospective of the work of Andreas Gursky, this exhibition surveys the German photographer's achievements from 1984 to the present. Gursky's richly detailed, large-scale color photographs present a stunning and inventive portrayal of the contemporary world as seen in the imposing order of vast hotel lobbies, international stock exchanges, enormous sporting events, apartment blocks, and office buildings. Andreas Gursky was organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
This exhibition was organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, with generous grants from the William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund. The accompanying publication is made possible by the John Szarkowski Publications Fund. Support for the San Francisco presentation has been provided by Collectors Forum, an auxiliary of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Shirley Ross Sullivan and Charles Sullivan.
Airline sponsor: Lufthansa
Media sponsors: The San Francisco Chronicle and SF Gate.com
In the image: 'Swimming pool', Ratingen, Ratingen.
PROGRAMS, CLASSES, AND EVENTS
Saturday, February 15, 2003
Andreas Gursky, Artist
Peter Galassi, Chief Curator, Department of Photography, Museum of Modern Art
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Galassi interviews Gursky about his life and work, with special emphasis on the body of photographs in the exhibition.
$8 general; $5 SFMOMA members, students with ID, and seniors. Tickets are available at the Museum with no surcharge or at
Ticketweb.com (866.468.3399) or Tickets.com.
Friday, February 28, 2003
Art and Conversation
Looking at Gursky
Corey Keller, Art Historian
Koret Visitor Education Center
Keller contextualizes Andreas Gursky's photographs and discusses their implications for contemporary art, answering
audience questions and touring visitors through the exhibition.
Free with Museum admission. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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