Andreas Gursky show reopens the Hayward Gallery in style

The Andreas Gursky retrospective at the Hayward Gallery is a fitting exhibition to mark today’s reopening of this landmark London venue

The large-format work of Andreas Gursky and the newly renovated Hayward Gallery on London’s Southbank seem made for each other. The German photographer’s images have the size and power to fill the considerable space, while the gray concrete and white walls of the reopened Brutalist gallery provide a suitable container for his supersized pieces.

As Hayward Gallery Director and the show’s curator Ralph Rugoff said in his introductory speech at the press view, the reopened gallery is as much about conjuring “surprise” as anything. And the wider intent is that this is exactly what the art should be doing within its walls as well.

Why am I being asked to register with CR?

Every month, hundreds of thousands of people visit us here on our website. The more we know about our visitors, the better and more relevant content we can provide for them. And, yes, knowing our audience better helps us find commercial partners too. We just ask you to provide a few details about yourself and what you do. Don't worry, we won't share your information with other parties, unless you give us permission to do so. In return you can:

Submit your work

Send us your latest projects, which we will review and consider to be featured on our website or in print.

Access our full archive

This site contains over 10 years’ of CR content, including magazine articles. Register to gain full access to everything.

Receive our newsletter

Our daily email of inspiration and insight from the creative industries, curated by the CR editorial team

The Photography Annual 2017

Creative Review’s Photography Annual seeks to
celebrate great images – those who take them
and those who commission them. View all the
winning work in our current print issue

Buy the issue


Vauxhall, London


London, England