Andreas Gursky exhibition, Stockholm

Andreas Gursky exhibition
(Image credit: Andreas Gursky)

As with any art form, photography has its stars and celebrities, but when it comes to those at the top, the buck tends to stop with German photographic trailblazer, Andreas Gursky.

Gursky is renowned for his monolithic prints

(Image credit: Andreas Gursky)

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With a career spanning three decades, Gursky is renowned for his monolithic prints, which, with characteristic candescence, turn the mundane into the truly magical.

For the first time in his thirty-year artistic history, the entirety of Gursky’s oeuvre will be on show in Stockholm’s expansive Moderna Museet (opens in new tab).

From his subjective personal perspectives in the eighties to his homogenised global outlook in the noughties - over 140 of Gursky’s photographs will be included.

Both representational and disconnected, Gursky’s collectivist worldview takes the individual and multiplies it to the point of complete abstraction.

Adopting scenes from full-to-bursting stadiums, frenetic trading floors and packed domestic cells, Gursky collides notions of homogony and individuality on the surface of his beautifully expansive, large-scale prints.

Whilst Gursky,’s overwhelming vision of the human species is undeniably daunting, taken in amidst the vaulting, blanched halls of the Moderna Museet, the experience is nothing if not humbling.

ADDRESS

Moderna Museet
Skeppsholmen
Stockholm

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Harriet Lloyd-Smith is the Arts Editor of Wallpaper*, responsible for the art pages across digital and print, including profiles, exhibition reviews, and contemporary art collaborations. She started at Wallpaper* in 2017 and has written for leading contemporary art publications, auction houses and arts charities, and lectured on review writing and art journalism. When she’s not writing about art, she’s making her own.