Photographer Andreas Gursky's new exhibit at the Gagosian gallery in New York caters to a new generation of cultural consumers
This article titled “Andreas Gursky and Richie Hawtin: experiments in sound and vision” was written by Alex Rayner, for theguardian.com on Thursday 10th November 2016 17.06 UTC
Andreas Gurksy’s new exhibition, Not Abstract II, currently on display at the Gagosian gallery in New York, is influenced by two distinctly non-figurative schools of North American art.
One is abstract expressionism – and the other is techno. To take the first, the German photographer’s preceding show, Not Abstract, was staged at the K20 state art museum in Gursky’s hometown of Dusseldorf. There his large, masterfully produced photographs were hung alongside works from the permanent collection by such artists as Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman.