Andreas Gursky and ‘The Iron Cage of Boredom’

The Rhine II, 1999 There is something very straightforward about Andreas Gursky’s photographs. It is as though he holds up a peopled landscape or a building or a workplace for our inspection, saying simply, ‘here it is’.   The Iron Cage of Boredom By Julian Stallabrass There is something very straightforward about Andreas Gursky’s photographs. […]

I Make My Picture on the Surface: Visiting Thomas Ruff in Dusseldorf (2005)

Sammlung Goetz, Munchen, 1994 Ruff’s work is based on a critical study of the nature and history of photography. To his mind, the reputed objectivity of photography has always been suspect, and electronic processing is no less manipulative than the subjective selection made by the person looking through the lens. By Philip Ursprung, text excerpt […]

Andreas Gursky – ‘From a World’s Spirit’s Eye View’ (2007)

As soon as the technique is available, Gursky proceeds to the digital manipulation of the image. By Stefan Beyst INTRODUCTION After the big retrospective in the MoMA 2001, a new big show in the Munich ‘Haus der Kunst’ is dedicated to the photographer whose ’99 cent II Diptychon’ (1999) has recently been auctioned at Sotheby’s […]

ASX.TV: Jeff Wall – “Meet Jeff Wall” (2011)

Meet Jeff Wall In presence of Joël Benzakin and Hans De Wolf Monday 23.05.2011 19:30 Centre for Fine Arts Rencontre avec Jeff Wall en présence de Joël Benzakin et Hans De Wolf Lundi 23.05.2011 19:30 Palais des Beaux-Arts Ontmoeting met Jeff Wall In aanwezigheid van Joël Benzakin en Hans De Wolf Maandag 23.05.2011 19:30 Paleis […]

Andreas Gursky: “New York Stock Exchange” (1991)

  Executed in 1991, Andreas Gursky’s New York Stock Exchange is one of the earliest examples and, at the time, largest of Andreas Gursky’s seminal series of photographs of global stock exchanges which he continues to this day. The original inspiration and philosophy for the series derived from the stock market collapses of the late […]

ASX.TV: Jeff Wall – “Jeff Wall in Dresden” (German) (2010)

Der Kanadier Jeff Wall gilt als Ikone der modernen Fotografie. Seine Arbeiten vereinen Fotografie, Film und Malerei. Manche seiner Motive wirken auf den ersten Blick völlig unspektakulär. Aber dann kann man sich der Wirkung der in großformatigen Leuchtkästen präsentierten Arbeiten nicht entziehen. KULTUR.21 trifft Jeff Wall in Dresden, wo er gerade eine große Ausstellung hat.

ASX.TV: Florian Maier-Aichen “Infrared Landscapes”

Episode #108: Florian Maier-Aichen likens his use of infrared film to an in-between state, discussing photography’s role in picturing the American West and its ability to confound past and present. Alternately romantic, cerebral, and unearthly, Florian Maier-Aichen’s digitally altered photographs are closer to the realm of drawing and fiction than documentation. He embraces difficult techniques, […]