Perhaps you have gathered from my previous posts or during your own experiences in Düsseldorf, but this city is rich in culture. From the theatres to the museums, there is always some form of art to take in. One of my favorite museums in Düsseldorf is the Museum Kunstpalast. You might recognize the name from my visit to the El Greco exhibition. And now we have another showstopper in town: the Düsseldorf-based and internationally renowned photographer, Andreas Gursky!
Andreas Gursky was born in Leipzig in 1955 and studied – among other places – at the Art Academy (Kunstakademie Düsseldorf) in Düsseldorf. From 1985 to 1987 he was also master student of Bernd Becher. Today, Gursky is considered one of the pioneers of contemporary German photography and his works are in high demand throughout the world.
Whatever your thoughts are on photography, let them go, because Andreas Gursky has turned traditional photography on its head. Gursky’s works uses various shots, which he magically combines, revises and digitally reworks – with the aim to transform his visual experiences into a greater vision.
I liked his exhibition very much because of the variety of his subjects. Gursky has shot everything from architecture to interiors to landscapes to crowds and much, much more. The exhibition, which showcases 60 pieces ranging from the early 1980s through today, does not move chronologically, but but jumps from year-to-year showcasing different moods and themes constantly.
The exhibit was so impressive that I plan to make a second visit! This way I can take a closer look at some of the pieces.
Museum Kunstpalast will host Andreas Gursky until January 13, 2012. Hopefully you will have an opportunity to see it for yourself. The Personal Assistants here at Breidenbacher Hof would be happy to arrange tickets for you!