Explore the photographs of artist Wolfgang Tillmans at the Tate up to 11 June 2017

Published: 22 May 2017 | by Staff Reporter
Explore the photographs of artist Wolfgang Tillmans at the Tate up to 11 June 2017
Contemporary artist Wolfgang Tillmans offers plenty of food for thought of the world in which we find ourselves today.

This is Wolfgang Tillmans's first ever exhibition at Tate Modern and brings together works in an exciting variety of media – photographs, of course, but also video, digital slide projections, publications, curatorial projects and recorded music – all staged by the artist in characteristically innovative style.

The year 2003 is the exhibition's point of departure, representing for Tillmans the moment the world changed, with the invasion of Iraq and anti-war demonstrations. The social and political form a rich vein throughout the artist's work.

Alongside portraiture, landscape and intimate still lifes, Tillmans pushes the boundaries of the photographic form in abstract artworks that range from the sculptural to the immersive.

German-born, international in outlook and exhibited around the world, Tillmans spent many years in the UK and is currently based in Berlin. In 2000, he was the first photographer and first non-British artist to receive the Turner Prize.

Tillmans also takes over the south Tank for ten days with an immersive new installation featuring his work in music and video, interspersed with live events in which Tillmans and his collaborators will explore the capabilities of the sound system and the acoustic qualities of the space.

Venue
Tate Modern
Bankside
London
SE1 9TG

Dates
15 February – 11 June 2017
Live Programme, The Tanks: 3 – 12 March 2017

Pricing
£12.50 FREE for Members
Adult £12.50 (without donation £11.30)
Concession £11.00 (without donation £10.00)
Under 12s FREE (up to four per family adult)
Family tickets available (two adults and two children 12–18 years) by telephone or in the gallery

School groups must be booked in advance. Advance booking is recommended if visiting at the weekend. Tickets can be booked up to 8 hours in advance online or up to 24 hours in advance by telephone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888
- Tate

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