Monday, February 13, 2017

Wolfgang Tillmans at TATE MODERN

Wolfgang Tillmans - Tukan, 2010

Opening Wednesday of this week the 15th and running until June 11, TATE MODERN presents Wolfgang Tillmans' first ever exhibition at the museum.

The show is a wide-ranging look at Tillmans' influential ground-breaking practice - from intimate still-lifes and portraits, to images that address vital political issues.

What are we to make of the world in which we find ourselves today? Contemporary artist Wolfgang Tillmans offers plenty of food for thought. This is Wolfgang Tillmans’s first ever exhibition at Tate Modern and brings together works in an exciting variety of media – photographs, of course, but also video, digital slide projections, publications, curatorial projects and recorded music – all staged by the artist in characteristically innovative style. The year 2003 is the exhibition’s point of departure, representing for Tillmans the moment the world changed, with the invasion of Iraq and anti-war demonstrations. The social and political form a rich vein throughout the artist’s work. Alongside portraiture, landscape and intimate still lifes, Tillmans pushes the boundaries of the photographic form in abstract artworks that range from the sculptural to the immersive. German-born, international in outlook and exhibited around the world, Tillmans spent many years in the UK and is currently based in Berlin. In 2000, he was the first photographer and first non-British artist to receive the Turner Prize. Tillmans also takes over the south Tank for ten days (March 3 - 12th) with an immersive new installation featuring his work in music and video, interspersed with live events in which Tillmans and his collaborators will explore the capabilities of the sound system and the acoustic qualities of the space. 

Wolfgang Tillmans - astro crusto, 2012

Wolfgang Tillmans - Lampedusa, 2008

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