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  • Thomas Struth, Bright Sunflower No. 1, Winterthur, 1991, C-print, 33 1/8 × 26".

    “THOMAS STRUTH: FIGURE GROUND”

    Haus der Kunst
    Prinzregentenstrasse 1
    May 5 - September 17

    Curated by Thomas Weski

    Opening in early May and continuing until mid-September will be a more ambitious and comprehensive exhibition of Thomas Struth’s work than has ever been mounted. Organized by the distinguished critic-curator Thomas Weski, the show will comprise more than 120 items, representing every series of the artist’s production (“Unconscious Places,” 1976–2008; “Family Portraits,” 1985–; “Museum Photographs,” 1989–2007; “New Pictures from Paradise,” 1998–2007; “Nature & Politics,” 2007–, among others), and will also include several of the hypnotically compelling video portraits that were projected as part of his major exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2003. In addition, we are promised several never-before-shown early works, research material from his personal archive, and Nacht-Projekt, a slide projection made for the 1987 Skulptur Projekte Münster. By any standard, then, a major event.