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Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics


Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics is a photographic exploration of cutting-edge industrial and scientific research spaces. In over thirty-five works created within the past decade, the celebrated German artist Thomas Struth ambitiously takes technology and engineering as his overarching subject. With vivid color and monumental scale, he investigates the fascinating complexities of sites where knowledge, ambition, and imagination are advanced.

The featured works are drawn from the artist’s visits to Europe, America, Asia, and the Middle East. Struth takes viewers into spaces normally kept from public view, such as aeronautical centers, robotics laboratories, and nuclear-fusion facilities, examining humanity’s attempts to understand and harness forces of nature, often at great cost of resources.