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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.

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Hot Rolling Mill, ThyssenKrupp Steel, Duisburg, 2010. Image courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery.

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Pond, Anaheim California, 2013. Image courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery.

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Cinema, Anaheim, California, 2013. Image courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery.

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Ride, Anaheim, California, 2013. Image courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery.

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Golems Playground, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, 2013. Image courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery.

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Measuring, Helmholtz-Zentrum, Berlin, 2012. Image courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery.