Thomas Struth’s Disneyland
It’s not the magical Disney of Saving Mr. Banks, nor the depraved nightmare in artist Paul McCarthy’s fall show at the Park Avenue Armory. Rather, in a new series of photos taken at Disneyland by the German photographer scrutinizes the way the products of our imagination materialize in the real world. For him Disneyland, especially, is a place that has ignited and shaped human fantasy worldwide. Shown alongside photographs of other sites of collective creation (a surgical robot at Georgia Tech, a medical lab in Berlin), the show offers a behind-the scenes tour of human enterprise that not even a membership to Club 33 will get you.
“Thomas Struth” is on view through February 22, 2014, at Marian Goodman Gallery, 24 W. 57th St in New York.