Thomas Struth

Among the Trees (group show)
Hayward Gallery, London
Until 31 October 2020

Thomas Struth,
Thomas Struth, "Paradise 11, Xi Shuang Banna, Yunnan Province 1999", 1999. © Thomas Struth

Among the Trees celebrates key works of art that reimagine how we think about trees and forests. Spanning the past 50 years, the exhibition brings together major works by 38 leading international artists from five different continents. As well as illuminating the beauty and visually arresting character of trees, Among the Trees invites us to consider trees as both symbols and living organisms. Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the exhibition explores how trees have shaped human civilisation and how they continue to play an indispensable role in our lives and imaginations.

Among the Trees covers an expansive and adventurous artistic terrain with works ranging from immersive video installations to life-sized sculptures; from large-scale paintings and drawings to intimate black-and-white photographs. The works in the exhibition take us on a journey of ideas and simultaneously transport us across the globe: visitors will encounter images of Colombian rainforests, jungles in Japan, olive orchards in Israel, Scandinavian woods and an underground forest in South Africa. Incorporating distinctive and often surprising perspectives, the artists in the exhibition question our conventional representations of trees in order to forge new ways of understanding our crucial and multifaceted relationship with arboreal life.

Hayward Gallery


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.