Hong Kong, 10 May 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The Gagosian Gallery will be presenting the first exhibition of works by Andreas Gursky to take place in Asia from 15 May to 16 June 2012. The exhibition will feature both old and recent works by the artist.
This exhibition may be seen as somewhat of a return, as the artist has taken inspiration from Asia throughout his 20 year career. His first photographs were of Hong Kong in 1994 (airport, bank, racetrack). Later, he would concentrate on rival nations in the region, such as Japan, China, Thailand, and Northern and Southern Korea. His most recent work is a series entitled Bangkok, created in 2011 on the banks of the Chao Praya in the centre of Bangkok. This series is to feature at the show at the Gagosian.
Andreas Gursky (born in 1955) studied at the Flokwangschule in Essen and the Staatliche Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf. Presently, the artist is on exhibition at the Louisiana Museum in Denmark, before moving on to a retrospective in Dusseldorf.