Andreas Gursky / Exhibition at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm






Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Andreas Gursky
Works 80-08
Exhibition : 21 February – 3 May 2009




Andreas Gursky, born in Leipzig in 1955 and now living in Düsseldorf, has for many years ranked among the world’s leading photographic artists. Works 80-08 is his largest exhibition to date, and the first to span his entire oeuvre. Gursky has selected more than 150 works, reaching back in time to his student days at Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, followed by the period in which he studied in the class run by Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. These photos, many of which have never before been published, lead up to his latest works, produced especially for this exhibition.



Andreas Gursky


Andreas Gursky,
Bibliotek, 1999
© Andreas Gursky/BUS 2009
Courtesy Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Cologne Munich London



Andreas Gursky was born in Leipzig in 1955 and now lives in Düsseldorf. This is his largest exhibition to date and the first to span his entire oeuvre from his student days at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf to the present. Several of the works have never before been exhibited.

Gursky’s images bring to the fore subjects such as work, everyday life, globalisation, mass consumption and the relationship between the individual and the collective. Together they form a teeming pictorial narrative of the world in which we live, often underscoring the insignificance of human beings.

Captured at a distance, from a high view point, Gursky’s panoramic images present the world in a way that is beyond our perception. Gursky is well-known for his large-scale photography, which is represented in the exhibition by his recent images.

To show 140 works in a single exhibition has been made possible thanks to the fact that the artist has produced smaller copies of his earlier works. This radical approach provides an entirely new perspective on his images. We are also presented with a generous opportunity to explore the development of Gursky’s work, immerse ourselves in his view on photography and discover new relationships that arise among the works.


Andreas Gursky


Andreas Gursky,
Receptionister, Spaeter, Duisburg, 1982
© Andreas Gursky/BUS 2009
Courtesy Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers, Cologne Munich London


Works 80-08 is organized by Dr Martin Hentschel, Kunstmuseum Krefeld in collaboration with Moderna Museet and Vancouver Art Gallery.


    © Moderna Museet
    Images © Andreas Gursky/BUS 2009




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