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Wolfgang Tillmans
truth study center
SC, 22,5 x 30,5 cm., o.pp.
Taschen 2005

"Ich habe keine Angst vor der Masse, bin ein Teil von ihr." Tillmans -

"Binnen erstaunlich kurzer Zeit nahm Tillmans die herkömmlichen Sujets der Fotografie auf, änderte dabei aber Blickwinkel und Wahrnehmung. In dieser Welt kommen Anmut und immaterielle Zerbrechlichkeit von Lebewesen und Dingen zum Ausdruck, denn "der Kern der Dinge ist das Licht, nichts als das reine, abstrakte Licht..." Arte -

"The title truth study center is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the paradox of our desire to find a universal truth and the impossibility of doing so. From evocative nude studies and candid personal portraits of Tony Blair to astronomical views of planet Venus passing over the disc of the sun, for the first time the full width of Tillmans's world is brought together in one book. Also included is an extensive selection of striking new abstract works, which through their vivid colors and compositions evoke bodily as well as atmospheric sensations. From nightlife to still life, Tillmans shows us another side of the world we live in today." Taschen -

 


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