Thomas Struth: Photographs 1978-2010 at Kunsthaus Zurich

Since the early 1980s the Düsseldorf-based photographer Thomas Struth has developed a distinctive approach and an intriguing repertoire of subjects whilst remaining alert to the particular possibilities of the photographic medium. Working in an age characterized by an overload of highly reworked and mediated imagery, Struth has invested photography with renewed intensity and integrity.

The exhibition surveys Struth’s work over three decades and includes extended groups from each of the families or series which make up the body of work: black and white photographs from European, Asian and American cities, family portraits, large-scale colour prints made in dense jungles and forests, inside some of the world’s great museums and places of worship such as temples and cathedrals. It culminates in a major new body of work presented in Zurich for the first time. Bringing together almost one hundred works, the exhibition is the most wide-ranging survey of Struth’s work to date and highlights the complexity of his way of seeing and picturing the world.

A Kunsthaus Zürich exhibition in collaboration with K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf.

Open through 12 September 2010.

Image: Thomas Struth
Paradise 1, 1998
Kunsthaus Zürich
© 2009 Thomas Struth

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