September 9, 2021 until January 30, 2022
MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg
From 9 September, the Küppersmühle Museum will present around 60 photographs from four decades, starting with early works from the Ruhr region, which often served as a setting for Andreas Gursky during his studies with Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Düsseldorf Academy. The rest of the exhibition tour ranges from well-known iconographic works to new works in large format and provides a comprehensive introduction to the visual cosmos of the photo artist.
Andreas Gursky (*1955) is one of the most renowned contemporary photographers worldwide. His works have a special object language that critically addresses diverse social issues and current topics. His distanced and subjective view of everyday cultural phenomena, consumerism, globalisation, environment, climate, economy and politics makes him a unique observer of our time. Numerous details and structures of complex systems are revealed in his works and invite us to approach the “bigger picture” in the play of proximity and distance.
MKM director Walter Smerling curated the exhibition in close collaboration with Andreas Gursky. The artist has designed the retrospective explicitly for the location, with close references to the region.
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KUMI – THE ART WEEK | every Wednesday | 3.00 p.m.
Every Wednesday, an art educator will guide you through the exhibition ANDREAS GURSKY. The tour is free of charge and limited to a number of 25 people. Registration is not required. Please note that proof of 2-G’s must be presented in order to participate in the tour. The first KUMI will take place on 22 September.
PUBLIC SUNDAY TOUR | every Sunday | 3.00 p.m.
Our public Sunday guided tour offers all visitors an exciting insight into the exhibition. The tour is free of charge and limited to a number of 25 people. Registration is not required. Please note that proof of 2-G’s must be presented in order to participate in the tour. The first Sunday tour will take place on 19 September.
Registration at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly at the box office at the MKM. Participation in an event requires proof of the 2-G rule “vaccinated, recovered”. Please check for any daily changes to the applicable Corona protection regulations before your visit.