Andreas Gursky
安德烈亞斯·古爾斯基


The Hayward Gallery stages the first major retrospective in a UK institution of the work of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky (Germany, 1955). Widely regarded as one of the most significant photographers of our time, Gursky is known for his large-scale, often spectacular pictures that portray emblematic sites and scenes of the global economy and contemporary life.

The exhibition Andreas Gursky will feature approximately 60 of the artist’s ground-breaking photographs, from the 1980s through to his most recent work, which continues to push the boundaries of the medium. Gursky’s art is driven by an interest, and insight, into forms of collective existence and includes depictions of massive man-made structures and huge gatherings of people in nightclubs, factories, arenas, and vast landscapes. As he has stated: “I only pursue one goal: the encyclopedia of life.”

The exhibition includes some of the artist’s most well-known works including Paris, Montparnasse (1993), Rhine II (1999/2015), Kamiokande (2007), and May Day IV (2000/2014). Often employing a bird’s-eye perspective, these large-format pictures–which rival the scale of monumental paintings–boast an abundance of precisely captured details, all of which are uncannily in focus.

From the frenzied stock exchange seen in Chicago Board of Trade III (2009) to the vast distribution centre shown in Amazon (2016), and from the sea of candy-coloured budget items featured in of 99 Cent II, Diptych (2001) to the eerily empty display shelves in Prada II(1997) his images provide a sweeping visual record of our age.

In recent years, Gursky’s experiments in manipulating images have led him to create examples of ‘fictional photography,’ extending his implicit questioning of our faith in the factual veracity of images. As he has remarked, today, ‘reality can only be shown by constructing it’.

德國著名攝影師安德烈亞斯•古爾斯基的首個英國大型回顧展將在海沃德畫廊舉辦。古爾斯基被廣泛認為是我們時代最重要的攝影師之一,以他大規模的、壯觀的圖片而聞名,他的攝影作品描繪了世界經濟和當代生活的標誌性場景和場景。
該展覽將展出古爾斯基60余幅極具開創性意義的攝影作品,從1980年代到現在的創作都一直在推動攝影的界限。古爾斯基藝術的驅動力量來源於他對集體存在形式的興趣和洞悉,他的藝術描摹了大型人造結構,以及在夜總會、工廠、競技場和廣闊景觀中大量聚集的人群。正如他所說的:“我只追求一個目標:生活的百科全書。”
該展覽展出了藝術家最著名的作品,包括《巴黎,蒙帕納斯》(1993)、《萊茵河II》(1999/2015)、《超級神岡探測器》(2007)以及《五一國際勞動節IV》(2000/2014)。他的作品經常採用鳥瞰視角,巨大的照片尺幅像巨型繪畫一樣震撼,其中有大量精確捕捉到的細節,而更令人驚異的是,這些細節無一例外都是清晰對焦的。
從《芝加哥交易所III》(2009)喧鬧的股市交易所,到《亞馬遜》(2016)中展示的大型配貨中心,再到《99分II,雙聯》(2001)中糖果色平價貨物的海洋,再到《普拉達II》(1997)中令人深感奇異的空空如也的貨架,他的作品是對我們時代的全景式視覺記錄。
近年來,古爾斯基實驗性的圖像處理方式令他創作出不少“虛構攝影”的作品,這些實驗讓他有更好的方法來提出自己含而不露的質疑,這種質疑針對的便是我們對影像真實性的信念。正如他所說,在今天,“只有通過構建,才能展示現實”。

展覽場地:Hayward Gallery 海沃德畫廊
展覽時間:25 January – 22 April 2018
更多信息:www.southbankcentre.co.uk