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Thomas Struth, Christopher Wool et al.

Technology Transformation (group show)
K20, Düsseldorf
12 September 2020 – 24 January 2021

Installation view: K20, Düsseldorf, 2020. Photo: Achim Kukulies
Installation view: K20, Düsseldorf, 2020. Photo: Achim Kukulies

Works by Thomas Struth and Christopher Wool are included in the group exhibition Technology Transformation. Photography and Video in the Kunstsammlung, on view at K20, Düsseldorf until 24 January, 2021.

Presenting a selection of photographic and filmic works from the collection, the exhibition revolves thematically around pictorial techniques, surfaces, and the shifting of visibility. Supplemented by loans from a private collection, this presentation also highlights three aspects of photography: portraiture, technology, and archive.

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Additional:

Thomas Struth

Archive Matrix Assembly: The Photography of Thomas Struth 1978–2018 (publication)

Photo: Kris Graves
Photo: Kris Graves

Archive Matrix Assembly: The Photography of Thomas Struth 1978–2018 presents the first comprehensive, systematic theory of Thomas Struth’s main body of photographic work from its beginnings in the late 1970s until his most recent work in 2018. The book presents a unique, evolutionary understanding of the work, proposing that it has established three stages of production: archive, matrix, and assembly. Together the three stages form a developmental system that characterizes the individual photographs, their relation to their subject matter, and how they form larger, significant collections of images. The book project accomplishes three main goals: it develops a comprehensive critical reading of the work, it serves as a monograph of the artist, and it provides an extensive analysis of the photographs at all stages, including the less discussed, more recent photography, which is placed on par with the earlier work for which Struth first became internationally renowned.

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