Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans, Julie Ault, Daniel Birnbaum, Russell Ferguson, Dominic Molon, Lane Relyea, Mark Wigley Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Wolfgang Tillmans

Few artists have changed the manner in which photographic images are made, read, and received over the past two decades as dramatically as German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968). One of the most important and distinctive artists to emerge in the 1990s, Tillmans’s work is internationally recognized for its powerful reflections on the often overlooked objects and moments in everyday life. With images culled from the entirety of Tillmans’s career, this generously illustrated book accompanies the artist’s first retrospective exhibition in the United States and features the potent effects of his portraits, abstractions, and structural and sculptural motifs. Essays by leading scholars examine the context of the German art and pop cultural scene in which Tillmans first began working in the late 1980s; his use of magazines as both venue and source materials; his unique approach to portraiture; his ability to create a sense of intimacy between the viewer and subjects ranging from his friends to cultural figures and heads of state; and his distinctive approach to presenting his images in displays and installations. A fascinating loo�k at the breadth of Tillmans’s career to date, including his most recent new work, this book demonstrates the renowned abilities of one of the art world’s most revolutionary photographers.

Wolfgang Tillmans

Tillmans has also developed new compositional and formal, anti-hierarchical ways of installing his pictures in spaces. This substantial volume offers a comprehensive overview of his achievements."--Amazon.

Wolfgang Tillmans

"From early images of socks drying on a radiator to more recent fields of glossy color created in the darkroom, all Tillmans' work asks this question: how to make it new?" -The Guardian This publication accompanies Fondation Beyeler's survey on the great photographic innovator Wolfgang Tillmans (born 1968). Tillmans first made a name for himself in the early 1990s, with photographs that captured an entire generation and a youth culture of which he was part, and which are now iconic images of that era. However, he quickly expanded his focus, creating works with and without a camera, producing photographs printed as C-prints on photographic paper, as inkjet prints on paper, or as photocopies. Some of these photographs acquire a sculptural, objectlike quality. Tillmans has also developed new compositional and formal, anti-hierarchical ways of installing his pictures in spaces. This substantial, clothbound volume offers a comprehensive overview of his achievements. Wolfgang Tillmans(born 1968) began his career in photography documenting Hamburg's rave scene in the late 1980s. His earliest images were printed on digital copiers, and in the mid-1990s, living in London and then New York, Tillmans began to foreground the lo-fi properties of his printed images by exhibiting them pinned or taped to gallery walls. In 2005, at an exhibition at Maureen Paley gallery titled Truth Study Center, he further extended this approach by exhibiting photographs alongside newspaper cuttings, pamphlets and other kinds of printed matter, on custom-made wooden vitrines. This installation also brought to the fore more political themes in Tillmans' photography. In 2011 he traveled to Haiti to document reconstruction efforts following the previous year's earthquakes.

Wolfgang Tillmans DZHK Book 2018

Wolfgang Tillmans. 艾莉·比斯瓦斯與沃爾夫岡·提爾曼斯的對話自上世紀90年代初以來,沃爾夫岡·提爾曼斯的作品提煉了攝影藝術中一種新的主觀性,它將私密、趣味與社會批判、對現有價值觀和等級制度持久的詰問結合在一起。他新的攝影作品,將飽含溫情和友誼的 ...

Wolfgang Tillmans  DZHK Book 2018

Presenting recent developments in Wolfgang Tillmans’s portraiture and still lifes, Wolfgang Tillmans: DZHK Book 2018 features a broad selection of new and recent works that respond to their surroundings while at the same time embodying a self-contained environment. 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. Published on the occasion of Tillmans’s exhibition at David Zwirner in Hong Kong in 2018, this fully bilingual catalogue juxtaposes pictures of intimacy and friendship with views and angles of the world at large. An aerial view of the Sahara desert displays almost infinite detail while being monochromatic and near-abstract in appearance. In line with Tillmans’s interest in exhibitions as amplifiers of a particular, underlying perspective, each of the works engages in an intricate system of relationships between its aesthetic elements, subject, and institutional setting. Seen together, they implicate the viewer as an active part of the dialogue. The 2016 interview with author Allie Biswas of The Brooklyn Rail has been edited and expanded by the artist for this catalogue.

Burg

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Wolfgang Tillmans è un uomo che si mette costantemente alla prova, che si sposta senza risparmio da un servizio per una rivista, ad un set di moda, ad un servizio per una galleria. Il fattore più importante per le sue fotografie è la cornice; ogni foto è composta in maniera classica, dai ritratti che lo hanno reso famoso alle nature morte e ai paesaggi. In questo libro troviamo un excursus completo della usa produzione.

Wolfgang Tillmans Abstract Pictures

From the delicate veils of color in Blushes and Freischwimmer or the sculptural paper drops made of rolled-up photographic paper, to the colorfully compelling works of the Lighter series, the photograph itself — essentially divorced from ...

Wolfgang Tillmans  Abstract Pictures

Apart from his seminal portraits, party images, and still lifes that gained him recognition in the nineties, Wolfgang Tillmans (*1968 in Remscheid) long ago began dealing with more abstract motifs. In the past decade he has consistently developed his approach to create totally non-representational works that examine themes such as the process of exposure and image supports. From the delicate veils of color in Blushes and Freischwimmer or the sculptural paper drops made of rolled-up photographic paper, to the colorfully compelling works of the Lighter series, the photograph itself — essentially divorced from its reproductive function — becomes the objet d’art, as the book here, designed by the artist himself, impressively demonstrates.

Wolfgang Tillmans Concorde

"An artist's book by Turner Prize winner, Wolfgang Tillmans. 'Concorde is perhaps the last example of a techno-utopian invention from the sixties still to be operating and fully functioning today.

Wolfgang Tillmans  Concorde

"An artist's book by Turner Prize winner, Wolfgang Tillmans. 'Concorde is perhaps the last example of a techno-utopian invention from the sixties still to be operating and fully functioning today. Its futuristic shape, speed and ear-numbing thunder grabs people's imagination today as much as it did when it first took off in 1969. It's an environmental nightmare conceived in 1962 when technology and progress was the answer to everything and the sky was no longer a limit... For the chosen few, flying Concorde is apparently a glamorous but cramped and slightly boring routine whilst to watch it in the air, landing or taking-off is a strange and free spectacle, a super modern anachronism and an image of the desire to overcome time and distance through technology.' -- Wolfgang Tillmans"

Wolfgang Tillmans Saturated Light Silver Works

In addition to the pictures, Tillmans also shows images of the Silver works in exhibition settings: as ele-ments of installations, for example at K21 in Düsseldorf in 2013 or as pure Silver installa-tions like those at Tate Britain in 2003 ...

Wolfgang Tillmans  Saturated Light  Silver Works

An opulent artist's book of Tillmans' photographic abstractions Though he is best known for his portraiture and observational depictions, German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans (born 1968) has simultaneously created abstract photography over the past 30 years. Dubbed his Silver works, these photographs expand the boundaries of photographic processes, taking what others might call accidents in the photo development process--like stains from trace chemicals and the titular silver nitrate--and using them in a deliberate compositional manner. The result is a series of images that Tillmans describes as "stained, impure, bright, [and] unstable." In this artist's book, Tillmans' Silver works are brought together for the first time. In addition to high-quality reproductions of the works themselves, Saturated Light includes photographic documentation of the pieces in exhibition settings and as elements of installations. An essay by art theorist Tom Holert discusses the philosophical, aesthetic and material questions that Tillmans' Silver series pose.

Wolfgang Tillmans Lighter

Tillmans's 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 ...

Wolfgang Tillmans   Lighter

Text by Julie Ault, Daniel Birnbaum, Joachim Jaeger.

Wolfgang Tillmans

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Wolfgang Tillmans

Featuring German-born, London-based Wolfgang Tillmans, winner of the prestigious Turner Prize, this is the catalogue of the first museum exhibition of the young photographer's works. Here, one sees in his humanistic works, Tillmans controversial approach in blurring the lines between commerical and fine art. (Harvard University Art Museum)

Wolfgang Tillmans

Mark Godfrey gives an overarching view of Tillmans's practice, from the physical materiality of the work, to space and installation, to his use of abstraction.

Wolfgang Tillmans

This new publication, accompanying an exhibition at Tate Modern, will examine Tillmans's evolving practice showcasing his photography but also his video, digital slide projections, publications and recorded music. Mark Godfrey gives an overarching view of Tillmans's practice, from the physical materiality of the work, to space and installation, to his use of abstraction. Tom Holert focuses on Tillmans's relationship with politics and society, with particular emphasis on events of the last 15 years and the way Tillmans uses images and methods of distribution to examine global concerns such as migration and identity politics. 00Wolfgang Tillmans is the first photographer to win the Turner Prize (in 2000), his practice is characterised by constant investigation into the boundaries of the photographic medium and a preoccupation with the process of photography itself. 00Exhibition: Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom (15.02-11.06.2017).

Berliner Chic

Chief among these was the photographer Wolfgang Tillmans” (212), who documented the thriving rave subculture in which he had gotten involved in Hamburg in 1988, where he “worked as a switchboard operator at a community help ...

Berliner Chic

Since becoming the capital of reunited Germany, Berlin has had a dose of global money and international style added to its already impressive cultural veneer. Once home to emperors and dictators, peddlers and spies, it is now a fashion showplace that attracts the young and hip. This gripping history follows Berlin chic through a host of historical eras and events, including the Nazi eradication of the primarily Jewish ready-to-wear industry, the confusion surrounding the split and reunification of the East and West, an unsuccessful effort to launch a fashion museum, and the debut of Berlin Fashion Week in 2007. There are many fabulous stories to tell about Berlin fashion and Berliner Chic tells them all with verve and considerable expertise.

Wolfgang Tillmans

Packed with more than 2,000 color illustrations, this book features a fascinating interview with curator Mary Horlock in which Tillmans reveals the art historical connections and the common themes that unite his disparate work.

Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968) is one of the most significant European artists at work today. His informal and apparently spontaneous photographs of gay pride activists, ecowarriors, and clubbers brought him attention at an early age and eventually won him acclaim as a chronicler of his generation. Tillmans's work spans the genres of landscape, cityscape, portraiture, and still life. He focuses on the overlooked details of life - a bunch of keys in a door, the chaotic sprawl in an open cabinet - and the grand sweep of natural phenomena, including solar eclipses and electrical storms. Packed with more than 2,000 color illustrations, this book features a fascinating interview with curator Mary Horlock in which Tillmans reveals the art historical connections and the common themes that unite his disparate work. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at Tate Britain, If One Thing Matters, Everything Matters presents the most comprehensive survey of Tillman's work to date. Conceived and designed by the artist, it demonstrates a continually developing vision, constantly embracing new ideas and offering fresh perspectives on the world around us.

Memory Culture and the Contemporary City

33. the Kunsthalle Zürich, Wake, was replaced by another Tillmans picture: Blautopf, Landscape. See illustration in Krajewski and Genzken, 'Fragilität', p. 99. Wolfgang Tillmans: If one thing matters, everything matters (2003), ...

Memory Culture and the Contemporary City

These essays by leading figures from academia, architecture and the arts consider how cultures of memory are constructed for and in contemporary cities. They take Berlin as a key case of a historically burdened metropolis, but also extend to other global cities: Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, Cape Town and New York.

More than One Picture

The following interviews, among others, have appeared in books: Nathan Kernan, “What They Are: Ein Gespräch mit Wolfgang Tillmans,” in Aufsicht: Wolfgang Tillmans, ed. Felix Zdenek (Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2001), 7–11; ...

More than One Picture

This thought-provoking and original book argues that hyperimages—calculated displays of images on walls or pages—have played a major role in the history of art. In exhibitions, illustrated art books, and classrooms, artworks or their photographic reproductions are arranged as calculated ensembles that have their own importance. In this volume, Felix Thürlemann develops a theory of this type of image use, arguing that with each new gathering of images, an art object is reinterpreted. These hyperimages have played a major role in the history of art since the seventeenth century, and the main actors of the art world are all hyperimage creators. In part because the hyperimage is not permanently available, this interplay of images has been largely unexplored. Through case studies organized within three groups of producers—collectors and curators, art historians, and artists—Thürlemann proposes a theory of the hyperimage, explores the semiotic nature of this plural image use, and discusses the arrangement and interpretation of such pictures in order to illuminate the phenomenon of Western image culture from the beginning of the seventeenth century until today. His analysis of the ways in which images are assembled and associated provides a crucial context for the explosive present-day deployment of images on digital devices.

Mythologies Identities and Territories of Photography

Tillmans, Wolfgang. Instagram, August 23, 2018. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmzc53IjlKL/ Tillmans, Wolfgang. ... In Wolfgang Tillmans, edited by Jan Verwoert, Peter Halley, Midori Matsui and Johanna Burton, 148-163.

Mythologies  Identities and Territories of Photography

This book brings together essays by both experienced and emerging researchers, photographic artists, and curators exploring themes such as ethnicity, gender, materiality, the archive, memory, age, national identity, and technologies, with several papers discussing creative responses to the UK’s departure from the European Union. In addition, it includes a paper by Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum, on the work of industrial photographer, Maurice Broomfield. The book will appeal to students, academics, photographic artists, curators, and those with an interest in art, photography, photographic history and theory. It includes black and white illustrations throughout, alongside a generous selection of colour plates, including portfolios by photographers Craig Easton, for the project SIXTEEN, and the works of industrial photographer Maurice Broomfield.

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Wolfgang Tillmans Today Is the First Day

The scope of the book includes over 30 pages featuring his set design for the English National Opera's production of War Requiem, recent portraits, and detailed installation views that allow to see in depth Tillmans's installation practices ...

Wolfgang Tillmans  Today Is the First Day

Conceived and designed by Wolfgang Tillmans, and published in association with the exhibitions Rebuilding the Future, at IMMA, Dublin and Today Is The First Day, at WIELS, Brussels, this richly illustrated artist?s book explores the latest developments in Tillmans?s work over the last three years. Today Is The First Day spans the artist?s multifaceted approach to image-making, video, performance, music and political activities, presenting newly commissioned texts from contributors including novelist Olivia Laing, historian Brian Dillon, curator Catherine Wood, and geologist Dr David Chew, each of whom illuminate a different aspect of Tillmans?s work. The scope of the book includes over 30 pages featuring his set design for the English National Opera?s production of War Requiem, recent portraits, and detailed installation views that allow to see in depth Tillmans?s installation practices in venues as far a?eld as Kinshasa and Goslar, Hong Kong and Johannesburg.00Exhibition: IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (26.10.2018 - 10.03.2019) / WIELS, Brussels, Belgium (01.02. - 24.05.2020).

Context in Literary and Cultural Studies

Wolfgang Tillmans, Freedom From The Known (exh. cat.), ed. Bob Nickas, Steidl, 1–15. P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. Paul, Barbara, and Lüder Tietz, editors. 2016. Queer as... – Kritische Heteronormativitätsforschung aus ...

Context in Literary and Cultural Studies

Context in Literary and Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary volume that deals with the challenges of studying works of art and literature in their historical context today. The relationship between artworks and context has long been a central concern for aesthetic and cultural disciplines, and the question of context has been asked anew in all eras. Developments in contemporary culture and technology, as well as new theoretical and methodological orientations in the humanities, once again prompt us to rethink context in literary and cultural studies. This volume takes up that challenge. Introducing readers to new developments in literary and cultural theory, Context in Literary and Cultural Studies connects all disciplines related to these areas to provide an interdisciplinary overview of the challenges different scholarly fields today meet in their studies of artworks in context. Spanning a number of countries, and covering subjects from nineteenth-century novels to rave culture, the chapters together constitute an informed, diverse and wide-ranging discussion. The volume is written for scholarly readers at all levels in the fields of Literary Studies, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Art History, Film, Theatre Studies and Digital Humanities.

Wolfgang Tillmans

Tillmans is a rare example of a photographer who has expanded his audience into the art world. This is the first book to draw together all the different episodes from Tillmans' high-profile, exciting career.

Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans' (b.1968) first book, published in 1995 when the artist was just 24 years old, sold 40,000 copies and is a cult manual of young style and photography. Tillmans is a rare example of a photographer who has expanded his audience into the art world. This is the first book to draw together all the different episodes from Tillmans' high-profile, exciting career. Tillmans became known in the early 1990s for his photographs of young people in their social environments: clubs, Gay Pride parades, house parties. His style is enigmatic, sexy and highly innovative, inventing new icons of beauty and style for millions of young readers internationally. Images such as Lutz and Alex Sitting in the Trees (1992) - a couple perched in a tree, naked save for their incongruous raincoats - are emblems of his generation. His subjects are self-stylized and do not conform to standard notions of attractiveness and chic, yet their personalities and youth make them irresistibly seductive. Tillmans' style is often imitated, yet he remains the master of the photographic style he created. Alongside portraits, Tillmans has expanded his subject matter to include architecture, landscape and still life, and has produced installations reminscent of the collage techniques of the 1960s Conceptual artists. From lifestyle magazine spreads Tillmans has moved to room-sized installations: for example, his series of distant views of Concorde flying overhead (Concorde, 1997) as well as a series of found photographs of soldiers from newspapers (Soldiers - The Nineties, 1999). In such installations of unframed photos stuck to the wall with tape, he references his own non-art origins and his continuing goal of breaking down the old-fashioned divisions between art, fashion and photography. In his Survey critic Jan Verwoert examines Tillmans' key pursuit across his career: to find contemoprary art icons by 'testing' photographic images. Artist and theorist Peter Halley discusses with the artist his rapidly changed role, from Wunderkinder superstar of the mid 1990s to internationally respected and emulated, Turner prize-winning master of the 'new photography'. Critic and curator Midori Matsui analyses a single project, Concorde (1997), an installation and artists' book which records the daily passing of this epoch-making aeroplane. The artist has selected an extract from a nineteenth-century Quaker text by Caroline Stephen on divine inspiration, which reflects the artist's own interest in simplicity and truth. The Artist's Writings include excerpts from a key interview with Neville Wakefield (1995) and spreads from his artist's books.