Thomas Ruff: Works 1979-2011
Texts by Okwui Enwezor, Thomas Weski, and Valeria Liebermann
Thomas Ruff: Works 1979-2011 was published on the occasion of the artist’s major survey in 2012 at the Haus der Kunst in Munich. Marking the first comprehensive presentation of his works in more than ten years, the exhibition presented a selection of photographs from all of the artist’s series to date, beginning with his small Interiors and large Portraits to his latest series based on astronomical photographs from ESO and NASA. This bilingual publication (English and German) features over 200 color plates as well as in-depth descriptions of each of Ruff’s series by art historian Valeria Liebermann and essays by Okwui Enwezor, Director of Haus der Kunst, and Thomas Weski, Professor at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig.
Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel and Haus der Kunst
Artists: Thomas Ruff
Contributors: Okwui Enwezor, Valeria Liebermann, Thomas Weski
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 11 x 11 3/4 in (27.9 x 29.8 cm)
Reproductions: 202 color
Retail: $79.95 US & Canada | £55
Status: Out Of Print
In his considered approach to the means and possibilities of photography, Thomas Ruff explores a breadth of themes that is reflected in the range of techniques he employs: analogue and digital exposures taken by the artist exist in his practice alongside computer generated imagery, photographs from scientific archives, and pictures culled and manipulated from newspapers, magazines, and the Internet.