The new, abstract photographic works by one of the most famous German artists in the world, according to DIE ZEIT magazine, for the first time in one volume.
Over the past few years, abstraction has gained considerable importance in the multifaceted oeuvre of Turner Prizerecipient Wolfgang Tillmans (*1968 in Remscheid). Following Blushes, the monumental Freischwimmer series, and the monochromatic Silver series, his most recent abstract worksof which the creased and folded Lighter series (starting in 2005) is the most significanttreat the photograph no longer as a reproductive medium, but as a material object. Tillmanss paper drop photographs feature the actual prints in almost geometrical compositions that become practically tangible.
Constantly oscillating between photograph and object, these most recent works are assembled by Wolfgang Tillmans for the first time in this new book. Unprecedented in this publication is an extensive section of installation views, taken by Tillmans himself, thus enabling the reader to directly experience his visual cosmos as it was presented in recent exhibitions, including his last retrospective, seen at various venues in the United States.
Exhibition schedule: Hamburger BahnhofMuseum für GegenwartStaatliche Museen zu Berlin, March 21August 24, 2008