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Rhine on the Dnipro: Julia Stoschek Collection/Andreas Gursky
28 September 2008 - 14 December 2008

This exhibition inaugurated the third year of PinchukArtCentre’s programming activities is unprecedented in its scale, selection artists see. The exhabitions were located on three floors of PinchukArtCentre. The first large-scale exhibition in Ukraine of renowned German photograph Andreas Gursky higlighted 24 photographs created from 1987 to 2008. The exhibition also included 18 video installations of selected works from the Julia Stoschek Collection. The third component of the unique international cultural project was a concert of the legendary techno-group Kraftwerk, after the exhibition opening 27 September.

Gursky deserves fully his nickname «God’s Eye». He is peculiar in his meta-visualizing actualized in digital era. Gursky’s photo collages depicting fronts of anonymous skyscrapers, vast office spaces, gatherings of stock brokers, huge landscapes, circuits and race cars of Formula 1, interiors of galleries or clubs, strike the audience with their dualism: notwithstanding their hyperrealism one can not believe his eyes that this is reality but not fiction, phantom… Within Julia Stoschek collection there presented works of both artists of classical videoart period of end 60s, namely, Bruce Nauman, and contemporary video art adepts, such as Christian Jankowski and Robert Boyd, which discover diverse approaches to destruction/creation of the internal/external.