Visual Spaces of TodayGursky, Andreas
Published by Fondazione MAST, this catalogue accompanies the first exhibition in Italy dedicated to the German artist Andreas Gursky.
Gursky’s large-scale images frame the contemporary landscape and define our experience of the world and this exhibition has been curated by reference to the parameters of the MAST collection – Manifattura di Arti, Sperimentazione e Tecnologia / Manufacture of Art, Experience, and Technology. The forty-one spectacular large-format photographs open up peculiar perspectives on the world of work, the economy, and globalisation, revealing striking views of production sites, goods handling centres, temples of consumption, transport hubs, energy and food production, and the financial industry.
This volume, published on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Fondazione MAST, includes all forty-one exhibited photographs alongside a critical essay by curator Urs Stahel, who sheds new light on the research and practice of a leading international artist whose work pushes the boundaries of photography while deepening our understanding of our times.
Text by Urs Stahel Hardcover with slipcase 29 x 25.5cm, 108 pages, 41 colour illustrations