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Thomas Struth et al.

Von Erde schöner. The collection of the MGKSiegen (group show)
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen
28 May 2021 – 13 February 2022

installation view: MGKSiegen, 2021, photo: Philipp Ottendörfer
installation view: MGKSiegen, 2021, photo: Philipp Ottendörfer

The new presentation of the museum’s collection, “Von Erde schöner” (Prettier from Earth), continues the dialogue between the Lambrecht-Schadeberg Collection and the Contemporary Art Collection at MGKSiegen which began last year. The title of the exhibition is borrowed from Peter Piller’s photo series of the same name. The winner of the Rubens Promotional Award (2004) has developed his own fields of collection from a firm’s estate comprising 20,000 aerial photographs of German single-family homes. In a similar way, “Von Erde schöner” seeks connecting threads within our own collection, so highlighting a special interest in spatial themes.

The relations between natural and artificial landscapes, the relationships between people, architecture and places, and the construction of pictorial space play a role, as well as questions of distance, proximity and our personal perceptions of space. “Von Erde schöner” undertakes a cartography of the museum’s own collection. Works by Thomas Struth are included. 


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Hugh Edwards Lecutre: Thomas Struth and Janice Guy in Conversation (Artist Talk)
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Thursday, 2 June, 4 – 5pm (EST)

Image: Thomas Struth, Art Institute of Chicago II, Chicago, 1990, © Thomas Struth
Image: Thomas Struth, Art Institute of Chicago II, Chicago, 1990, © Thomas Struth

As part of the annual Hugh Edwards Lecture, Thomas Struth joins Janice Guy, photographer and gallerist, for a conversation on their life and work.

Janice Guy and Thomas Struth’s professional and creative paths have been intertwined since the 1970s. Struth helped preserve Guy’s photographs when she turned from art studies in Düsseldorf to gallery work in Naples; Guy in turn introduced Struth to museums, people, and places that would prompt important work. The two close friends will discuss aspects of art arising from these personal intersections together with curator Matthew Witkovsky, a long-standing acquaintance of both artists.

The annual Hugh Edwards Lecture in Photography honours the memory of Hugh Edwards, curator of photography from 1959 to 1970. A tribute to Edwards’s tremendous dedication and achievements during his time at the Art Institute, this annual lecture has been established to bring internationally renowned practitioners in photography to as broad an audience as possible.

Art Institute of Chicago


Matthew Barney, Ida Ekblad, Julian Schnabel, Thomas Struth et al.

Solidarity Prints for Artists at Risk

© Ida Ekblad
© Ida Ekblad

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.

Kunstmuseum Bonn


Thomas Struth et al.

Moderne Zeiten. Industriebilder von Menzel bis Gursky (group show)
Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt
24 July – 9 October 2022

Image: Thomas Struth, Saturn V Engine, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral 2008, © Thomas Struth
Image: Thomas Struth, Saturn V Engine, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral 2008, © Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth’s work Saturn V Engine, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral 2008 will be included in the group exhibition Moderne Zeiten. Industriebilder von Menzel bis Gursky, which will be on view at the Museum Georg Schäfer in Schweinfurt from 24 July until 9 October 2022.

Museum Georg Schäfer


Vera Lutter, Thomas Struth et al.

Civilization: The Way We Live Now (group show)
Musei San Domenico, Forli
15 September 2022 – 15 February 2023

Thomas Struth, Pergamon Museum 1, Berlin, 2001, 2001, © Thomas Struth
Thomas Struth, Pergamon Museum 1, Berlin, 2001, 2001, © Thomas Struth

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.

Menschen auf der Strasse - Fotografie (group show)
Märkisches Museum, Witten
12 March – 10 July 2022

Work by Thomas Struth is included in the group exhibition Menschen auf der Strasse - Fotografie, on view at the Märkisches Museum in Witten until 10 July 2022.

Märkisches Museum Witten


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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.

Order a copy here.


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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

Thomas Struth, Full-Scale Mock-up 3, JSC, Houston, 2017, printed 2018, inkjet print, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Caroline Wiess Law Accessions Endowment Fund. © 2017 Thomas Struth
Thomas Struth, Full-Scale Mock-up 3, JSC, Houston, 2017, printed 2018, inkjet print, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Caroline Wiess Law Accessions Endowment Fund. © 2017 Thomas Struth

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