Wolfgang Tillmans: Your Body is Yours
?Text by Yuka Uematsu
Wolfgang Tillmans: Your Body is Yours is published on the occasion of Tillmans\s exhibition at the National Museum of Art, Osaka, his first solo exhibition at a Japanese museum in eleven years. Housed in a display space designed by the artist himself, the exhibition includes new works appearing in Japan for the first time, numerous photographic works from recent years, and a video installation titled Books for Architects, consisting of two projections, which caused a sensation when it was shown at the the Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition last year. While striving to remain contemporary, Tillmans\s work presents us with the reality of the society we live in.
Publisher: The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Artists: Wolfgang Tillmans
Contributors: Yuka Uematsu
Designer: Wolfgang Tillmans, Daishiro Mori
Printer: Live Art Books
Publication Date: 2015
Binding: 2 softcover volumes in soft case
Retail: $60 US & Canada
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.
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