‘Conque’ wall lights by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Galerie Kreo, 2010
The ‘Conques’ can either stand alone, thanks to a wireless system, or be part of an interconnected group
‘Conque’ wall lights and ‘Liane’ lights by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Galerie Kreo, 2010
‘Liane’ lights by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Galerie Kreo, 2010
they did it again- making desirable object
Thursday, March 4 – Saturday, May 1, 2010
Gagosian gallery, Beverly Hills
Space is very important for me but in a more abstract way. Maybe to try to understand not just that
we are living in a certain building or in a certain location, but to become aware that we are living on
a planet that is going at enormous speed through the universe. I read a picture not for what’s really
going on there, I read it more for what is going on in our world generally.
Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition by Andreas Gursky to inaugurate the newly
expanded Beverly Hills gallery, designed by Richard Meier & Partners.
In the two adjacent main galleries, Gursky will present a new series of large-scale works as well as
a grouping of subjects that he has selected from the last twenty years, from the landscape Műlheim
an der Ruhr, Anglers (1989) to the empty scene of Untitled XV (2008).
Gursky has demonstrated that a photographer can make or construct—rather than simply take—
photographs about modern life and produce them on the scale of epic painting. Just as history
painters of previous centuries found their subjects in the realities of everyday life, he seeks
inspiration in his observations of the human species in the world, whether firsthand or via reports of
global phenomena in the daily media.
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Ocean II, 2010
© Andreas Gursky/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2010
The resulting pictures have a formal congruence deriving from a bold and edgy dialogue between
photography and painting, empirical observation and artfulness, conceptual rigor and spontaneity,
representation and abstraction. In pursuit of his aim to create “an encyclopedia of life” Gursky’s
world view fuses the flux of reality with the stillness of metaphysical reflection.
From initially using the computer as a retouching tool, he began exploring its transformative
potential, sometimes combining elements of multiple shots of the same subject into an intricate yet
seamless whole, at other times barely altering the image at all. Over time his subjects have
expanded to map and distill the emergent patterns and symmetries of a globalized world with its
consensual flows and grids of data and people, architecture, and mass spectacle.
Mark Vernon on Carpe Diem
Alejandro Aravena, 2010
Chairless is a useful seating device for the modern nomad in situations where there are no chairs available. It holds your back and legs together in the same way that you would have had to use your arms to do. Your hands are thus free for eating, drinking, reading, writing, sending SMS messages etc.
smart & hilarious