First seen in Chicago this past summer at The Museum of Conntemporary Art, this is the first retrospective exhibition of the German-born and London-based photographer Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968) in the United States. His photographs first appeared in the early 1990s in the pages of such magazines as i-D, Interview, Spex, and The Face. He has become known for his salon style hangings of bare photographic prints taped to the walls in groupings of images spanning portraits, still-lifes, landscapes, and abstractions, sexual taboos, unlikely places as well as deceptively casual and unforced views of friends and acquaintances, catching them off-guard and at their most unguardedly “human.”
This presentation features Tillmans’ photographic and video works drawn from his entire career and includes approximately 300 photographs.
Tillmans has been the subject of numerous museum and gallery exhibitions over the past fifteen years. He was a recipient of the Turner Prize in 2000, awarded by Tate Britain.
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