Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen Wolfgang Tillmans
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, 2012 | First edition
Softcover, 240 pages, 215 x 280 mm
The catalog, or rather the artist book, for Wolfgang Tillmans' exhibition in 2012 at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm. It was his largest retrospective to date, bringing together nearly two decades of work. Produced by Tillmans himself, this book features photographs from his most important series, in a very interesting editing. Few artists have shaped the scope of contemporary art and influenced a younger generation more than Wolfgang Tillmans. Since the early 1990s, his works have epitomized a new kind of subjectivity in photography, pairing intimacy and playfulness with social critique and the persistent questioning of existing values and hierarchies. Through his seamless integration of genres, subjects, techniques, and exhibition strategies, he has expanded conventional ways of approaching the medium and his practice continues to address the fundamental question of what it means to create pictures in an increasingly image-saturated world.