As part of the Parrish Art Museum’s Curator’s View series, a guided tour and discussion on Andreas Gursky: Landscapes is scheduled for Saturday, August 15.
Terrie Sultan, the Parrish Art Museum director, will lead the conversation with the assistance of photographer Ralph Gibson.
Born in 1939 in Los Angeles, Gibson studied photography during his service in the U.S. Navy. Gibson attended the San Francisco Art Institute. He also started Lustrom Press in 1970 and since its commencement produced upward of 40 photography books. Featured in more than 150 museum collections internationally, Gibson’s photos shot with his Leica camera have made notable appearances at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the International Center of Photography in New York, at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas, and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, among others.
The discussion will focus mainly on the Gursky featured exhibition. It will also delve into the influence of the German photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher on Gursky, as well as the history and evolving future of fine art photography.
Gursky, a German photographer and professor at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany, is famed for his large format architecture and landscape color photography.
The tour will begin at 11 a.m. Those in attendance will be invited to participate in the informal discussion through the Q&A–style program.
Entry to the event costs $10 for nonmembers and free for members, children and students. The cost includes museum admission.
Reservations are strongly recommended due to the limited space available.
Andreas Gursky: Landscapes will be on display through October 18. The exhibition explores Gursky’s photography through the lens of historical landscape definition and features 19 images from the 1980s to the present, many of which have not yet been shown in the U.S.
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