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200 Years Kunstverein Hamburg

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On the occasion of its 200th anniversary, the Kunstverein in Hamburg presents a solo show by photo artist Wolfgang Tillmans. Through 12 November, 2017.

Wolfgang Tillmans (*1968, Remscheid, lives and works in Berlin) features a new work consistently developed from his art of the past 30 years. Tillmans’ installation There were 30 years between 1943 and 1973. 30 years from 1973 was the year 2003 is not a typical exhibition for the artist, although thoughts about space and sculpture have always been a crucial element of his work. The show takes the exhibition space and its inner-city context itself as a starting point and transforms it into a cineastic whole.

The limits of the visible are manifested in the photographs from different work phases, as is especially evident in the self-portrait in infrared light. Chronologically, the exhibition begins with black-and-white images from the late 1980s done with the first laser photocopier, based on the artist’s travels and his years in Hamburg.

Ranging from analogue via digital to projected imagery, sound and video, the thematically diverse installation focuses on the specific content of the images, such as the relentless return of food, which, in addition to the scientific content, the sea, the time, and a reminiscence of Mannerism in art history, can be seen in the various media.

For further information visit: Kunstverein Hamburg

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