Archive Matrix Assembly: The Photography of Thomas Struth 1978–2018 (publication)
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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Rineke Dijkstra, Thomas Struth et al.
Glamour Studio. Contemporary Photography from the BMW donation (group show)
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
16 June – 18 September, 2022
Works from Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Struth are featured in the group exhibition Glamour Studio. Contemporary Photography from the BMW donation at the MdbK Leipzig. In an impressive collation internationally renowned artists, the exhibition includes 70 photographic works from the BMW collection AutoWerke.
Thomas Struth et al.
Moderne Zeiten. Industriebilder von Menzel bis Gursky (group show)
Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt
24 July – 9 October 2022
Thomas Struth’s work Saturn V Engine, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral 2008 is included in the group exhibition Moderne Zeiten. Industriebilder von Menzel bis Gursky. The exhibition is on view at the Museum Georg Schäfer in Schweinfurt from 24 July until 9 October 2022.
Museum Georg Schäfer
Matthew Barney, Ida Ekblad, Julian Schnabel, Thomas Struth et al.
Solidarity Prints for Artists at Risk
70 artists, including Matthew Barney, Ida Ekblad, Julian Schnabel and Thomas Struth, have come together in a call to support the NGO Artists at Risk. Each artist has donated a print to be offered in an open edition. All sale proceeds will help artists who are impacted by the war in Ukraine to gain safety by facilitating emergency travel, shelter and financial support.
This initiative was organized by Adam Broomberg in partnership with recom ART GmbH & Co. KG. The prints are available for sale here until 30 April.
Artists at Risk
Thomas Struth et al.
Deutscher Kaviar (group show)
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
21 July – 16 October 2022
Work by Thomas Struth is included in the group exhibition Deutscher Kaviar. Die fotografische Sammlung, which will be on view at the Kunstmuseum Bonn from 21 July until 16 October 2022.
Vera Lutter, Thomas Struth et al.
Civilization: The Way We Live Now (group show)
Musei San Domenico, Forli
15 September 2022 – 15 February 2023
Works by Vera Lutter and Thomas Struth are included in the group exhibition Civilization: The Way We Live Now, which will be on view at the Musei San Domenico in Forli from 15 September 2022 until 15 February 2023.
Civilization: The Way We Live Now is an international photography exhibition of monumental scale, featuring the work of over 100 contemporary photographers from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe with over 200 original photographs being exhibited. In this increasingly globalised world, the exhibition explores photographers’ representations of life in cities as its key theme and presents a journey through the shared aspects of life in the urban environment. The selected works create a picture of collective life around the world and document patterns of mass behaviour. The exhibition looks at the phenomenal complexity of life in the twenty-first century and reflects on the ways in which photographers have documented, and held a mirror up, to the world around us.
Musei San Domenico
Thomas Struth et al.
Monet / Rothko (group show)
Musée des impressionnismes Giverny, Giverny
18 March – 3 July 2022
Thomas Struth’s work The Rothko Chapel, Houston 2017 is included in the group exhibition Monet / Rothko, which will be on view at the Musée des impressionnismes in Giverny from 18 March until 3 July 2022.
Musée des impressionnismes Giverny
Ai Weiwei, Jeff Elrod, Thomas Struth et al.
Connecting Currents: Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts (group show)
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
21 November 2020 – Summer 2022
Works by Ai Weiwei, Jeff Elrod and Thomas Struth are included in the group exhibition Connecting Currents: Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, on view in the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building in the institution until summer 2022.
The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building is dedicated to the Museum’s international collections of modern and contemporary art. The soaring spaces feature displays that span media encompassing painting and sculpture, craft and design, video, and immersive installations. The third-floor galleries are devoted to thematic exhibitions, and the Kinder Building opens with Connecting Currents—five inaugural installations of art from the 1960s onward.
Museum of Fine Arts