Amorepacific Museum of Art (Director Jeon Seung Chang) extends the solo exhibition of the master of contemporary photography, Andreas Gursky, to September 4.
The artist’s first solo exhibition in Korea, Andreas Gursky, which opened on March 31 this year, exhibited 40 key pieces of the artist, including two new pieces unveiled for the first time in the world, and received much acclaim and positive response from audience. The response was so huge that there were too many applicants who signed up for the limited sale of exhibition posters with the author’s genuine signature during the exhibition that the museum had to conduct a live lucky draw broadcast of the posters.
There were, especially, many requests to extend the exhibition from visitors inspired and moved by the resonance brought on by the overwhelming size of works and exhibition space. As a result, Amorepacific Museum of Art (APMA) discussed with the artist and decided to respond to the support from the audience by extending the exhibition, which was to end on August 14, by three weeks. The museum also plans to upload a special video of an interview with the artist, where he answers few questions about the exhibition posted by visitors on Instagram and expresses gratitude for their love and support, on APMA’s Instagram account.
Amorepacific Museum of Art said, “with the extended exhibition, we hope to reach more audience so that more people can experience the works of Andreas Gursky, which are the essence of contemporary photography.”
[Introduction of the Artist]
Andreas Gursky (1955-)
Born in 1955 in Leipzig, Germany, Andreas Gursky is acclaimed for writing a new history in contemporary photography by capturing the sentiment and spirit of the times in his works as an artist for 40 years. Gursky studied at the Folkwang University of the Arts (Folkwang Universität der Künste) in Essen and studied typological photography under Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. The artist held numerous solo exhibitions including a travelling exhibition that started in the Museum of Modern Art and travelled to Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid in 2001 as well as at world renowned museums and galleries such as the Centre Pompidou (2002), the Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago (2002), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2003), Haus der Kunst (2007), National Gallery of Victoria (2008), the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (2012), and the Hayward Gallery (2018).
[Overview of the Exhibition]
▶ Title: 《Andreas Gursky》
▶ Period: From Thursday, March 31 to Sunday, September 4, 2022 [extended]
▶ Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last entrance at 17:30), closed on Mondays
▶ Venue: Amorepacific Museum of Art (Hangang-daero 100-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul)
▶ Reservations: Amorepacific Museum of Art website (http://apma.amorepacific.com)
- KRW 17,000
- KRW 13,000
- KRW 10,000
Adults (Age 19+)
Students (Age 7 to 18)
Senior (Age 65+)
Children (Age 3 to 6)
Person of national merit,
people with disabilities
36 months and under
ICOM card* holders
*ICOM card: International Council of Museums card
▶ Mobile application guide: free on ‘APMA Guide’
▶ Parking: free (90 minutes on weekdays & 180 minutes on weekends)
▶ Information: Amorepacific Museum of Art / 02-6040-2345 / email@example.com
▶ Works exhibited:
40 key pieces of the artist including <F1 Boxenstopp I> (2007), <Chicago Board of Trade III> (2009), <Ohne Titel XIX> (2015), <Amazon> (2016), <Pyongyang VI> (2017 (2007)), <Rhein III> (2018), <Kreuzfahrt> (2020), and <Eisläufer> (2021)