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Rhine on the Dnipro: Julia Stoschek Collection / Andreas Gursky

26 September 2008

PinchukArtCentre presents the exhibition Rhine on the Dnipro: Julia Stoschek Collection/Andreas Gursky from September 28 to November 2, 2008, devoted to the Weeks of German Culture in Ukraine.

The exhibition, which inaugurates the third year of PinchukArtCentre’s activities is unprecedented in its scale, selection of names and media collision to see — moving screen image and photo statics compressing tightly space and time. The exhibits will be hosted by three floors of PinchukArtCentre. The first large-scale exhibition in Ukraine of renowned German photographer Andreas Gursky will demonstrate 24 mega-photos created from 1987 to 2008. The exhibition will also display 18 video installations of selected works of Julia Stoschek Collection. The third component of the unique international cultural project comprises the concert of the legendary Kraftwerk, pathfinders in electronic music, at the exhibition opening on September 27.

Gursky deserves fully his nickname «God’s Eye». He is peculiar in his meta-visualizing actualized in digital era. Reality heading with its powerful stream of visual images generates need for panoramic visual perception as it does not differentiate between primary and secondary importance, parts and integrity. The emerging integrity has no clear-cut hierarchy and concealed image manipulation. Fragments of reality are sewed together so skillfully that one can not discern but only guess about the stitches. 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...

The first time Julia Stoschek has presented her private collection of contemporary art works focusing on the cutting-edge media — video, photography and installation only recently, in 2007, in Dusseldorf at the exhibition Number One: Destroy, She Said. PinchukArtCentre will host 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.