Thomas Struth
Swiss Re Corporate responsibility
Samsung Apartments, Seoul, 2007
Samsung Apartments, Seoul, 2007 · C-Print, 178,5 x 222,8 cm
Space Shuttle 1, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, 2008
Space Shuttle 1, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, 2008 · Digital C-Print, 199,3 x 376,7 cm
Tokamak Asdex Upgrade Interior 2, Max-Planck IPP, Garching, 2009
Tokamak Asdex Upgrade Interior 2, Max-Planck IPP, Garching, 2009 · C-Print, 141,6 x 176 cm

New Works Once he had completed his museum series with the Museo del Prado group in 2007, Struth slowly began to consider a new focus for his creative attention: the complex visual structures produced by complex technical installations. These most recent pieces may be seen as an extension of the artist’s interest in a ‘history of human ambition’ and its manifestation in a given civilization’s collective accomplishments, whether in the form of a mediaeval church, the structure of a city or the design of a spaceship. His pictures of the refurbishment of the space shuttle Endeavour are among Struth’s largest to date.