For its fifth exhibition within the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s “Hors-les-murs” programme, the Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing announces the opening of Photographs 1995-2007 an exhibition dedicated to Andreas Gursky. This exhibition showcases emblematic works of the German artist’s oeuvre belonging to the Collection.
Discover the oeuvre of Andreas Gursky through the juxtaposition of two works that belong to the Collection: an early piece (Engadin I, 1995) and a monumental ensemble (F1 Boxenstopp I-IV, 2007). Reprensentative of Gursky’s body of work, these pieces cover over a decade of the artist’s view on our contemporary world.
His series of photographs, depicting sites as supermarket, skyscrapers, celebration and sport events, are a sharp inventory of the post-modern society production, with the chaos of a crowd dwelling in, thus revealing the violent character of social constraint on human environments. A ceaseless journey to emblematic sites of trade, exchange, accumulation or dispersion, Gursky’s works – often released in very large prints – are designed with unwavering attention to effectiveness, be it in the power of stripping away the superfluous or through pitiless presentation of swarming objects or individuals.