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Wolfgang Tillmans: A Reader
Roxana Marcoci and Phil Taylor

Wolfgang Tillmans: A Reader

Wolfgang Tillmans: A ReaderWolfgang Tillmans: A Reader
Roxana Marcoci and Phil Taylor


352 pages
250 x 160 mm
ISBN 9789492095183


Wolfgang Tillmans: A Reader is a panoramic collection of interviews and writings from an artist for whom language has always been a significant means of creative expression. Arranged chronologically, the assembled texts reflect Tillmans’s thinking on photography, music, politics, nightlife, astronomy, spirituality, and activism. The sources are as varied as their content, with statements and conversations that originally appeared in exhibition catalogues rubbing up against social-media posts and song lyrics. Whether discussing his own work as a photographer or drawing out the thoughts of others, Tillmans is a generous interlocutor with a refreshing clarity of thought.

This visually rich and timely publication tracks Tillmans’s contributions to art and cultural criticism in tandem with the social and cultural shifts of the past thirty years.

About the Artist
Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968, Remscheid, Germany) is one of the most accomplished and widely celebrated artists working today, recognised for major contributions to the development of contemporary photography in terms of subject matter, production, scale, presentation and methodology. His diverse body of work is distinguished by observation of his surroundings and an ongoing investigation of the photographic medium’s foundations. Tillmans was the first photographer – and also the first non-British person – to be awarded the Tate annual Turner Prize. He has also been awarded the Hasselblad Award, the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition’s Charles Wollaston Award, The Culture Prize of the German Society for Photography, and is an Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Tillmans lives in Berlin and London.
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About the Authors
Roxana Marcoci is Senior Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. She holds a PhD in Art History, Theory and Criticism from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Phil Taylor is the former Curatorial Assistant of the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art.

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