Singapore II, 1997
Fotografía | C-Print
Andreas Gursky (Leipzig, 1955) is one of the artists who have most successfully captured the structures and forms of organization of late capitalist societies. The stock exchange is one of the recurring themes in his work. If in Singapore Stock Exchange (1997) Gursky did a tableau in which he portrayed the human environment of the Singapore Stock Exchange, in Singapore II, from the same year, the artist pointed his camera at the upper part of the inside of the building to centre on the ornamentation hanging from the ceiling. The stock-market context is relegated to the background in order to emphasize with precision the more oriental aspects and ultimately to arrive at a photographic composition of great pictorial richness.