Wolfgang TillmansTo look without fear
A visionary creator and fearless polymath, Wolfgang Tillmans combines formal inventiveness with an ethical orientation that addresses the most pressing issues of life today. While his work transcends the boundaries of any single artistic discipline, he is best known for his extensive photographic output. From trenchant documents of social movements to windowsill still lifes, from ecstatic images of nightlife to camera-less abstractions, from sensitive portraits to architectural studies, from astronomical phenomena to intimate nudes, he has explored virtually every imaginable photographic genre, constantly experimenting with new ways of creating images and deepening the viewer’s experience.
Published on the occasion of a major exhibition of Tillmans’ work at the Museum of Modern Art, this lavishly illustrated volume surveys four decades of the artist’s career. An exceptional group of authors offer diverse essays that address key aspects of his multifaceted practice, and a new text by Tillmans himself explains the particular methodology behind his system of presenting photographs. Wolfgang Tillmans: To look without fear offers readers a new insight into the work of an artist who has not only changed the way photography is exhibited, but also steered contemporary art in dynamic new directions.
- Language English
- Format30 x 24 cm