Thomas Struth

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Since the late 70's, Thomas Struth has been capturing our time, reconciling forms of documentation and contemplation: the world today as seen in empty streets of different cities, cultural venues, worship scenes, but also nature, family portraits, and more recently industrial and technological locations, often underlining the relationship with the sublime. The examination of different situations and their impact on people's way of acting is typical of Thomas Struth's work. His recent images are becoming more abstract and introduce new subjects of reflection, such as the relationship between humans and machines.

"Thomas Struth is a reluctant modernist. On the one hand, his photographs seek to capture, in non-distinct street scenes and amongst groups of anonymous tourists, the beauty found in ephemeral and fugitive moments rather than poses honed by tradition. These photographs discover beauty in what had been, before the advent of modernity, considered off-limits to aesthetic contemplation: the allegedly soulless architecture of post-war Europe; the poor dwellings in the emerging world; the back areas and unacknowledged zones where museums, cathedrals and other spaces of spiritual and cultural gathering are purely functional sites of usage. But in many of his photographs, Struth does not simply discover but inscribes beauty in unexpected places.

Ulrich Baer, The Reluctant modernism of Thomas Struth in Thomas Struth, MADRE Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, 2008

Image: Ride, Anaheim, California, 2013, chromogenic print, 210,5 x 324,3 cm

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REMEMBER EVERYTHING - Galerie Max Hetzler

REMEMBER EVERYTHING

Darren Almond, Glenn Brown, André Butzer, Rineke Dijkstra, Günther Förg, Mona Hatoum, Jeff Koons, Vera Lutter, Marepe, Beatriz Milhazes, Ernesto Neto, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Yves Oppenheim, Richard Phillips, Michael Raedecker, Bridget Riley, Thomas Struth, Rebecca Warren, Christopher Wool, Toby Ziegler

Galerie Max Hetzler / Holzwarth Publications / Ridinghouse, Berlin and London 2014
With texts by Julie Sylvester and Jean-Marie Gallais
Edited by Jean-Marie Gallais

€ 45,-

Thomas Struth - Galerie Max Hetzler

Thomas Struth

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin / Schirmer/Mosel, München 2001
Texts by Thomas Struth and Julian Heynen (german)

€ 35,-

Robert Gober, On Kawara, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Philip Taaffe, Christopher Wool - Galerie Max Hetzler

Robert Gober, On Kawara, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Albert Oehlen, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Philip Taaffe, Christopher Wool

Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne 1992
Texts by Jean-Christophe Ammann and Jerry Saltz
(german and english)

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