In his creative artistic work, Wolfgang Tillmans revolutionised the medium of photography and opened it up towards other media. This catalogue is published on the occasion of an extensive exhibition of Tillmans's oeuvre at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel and arranges and groups his works in a fresh way. Beginning in the early 90s, Tillmans documented the people and situations in his immediate surroundings in scenes from London, New York, or Berlin, creating the portrait of a new generation in a style-defining manner. Since the late 90s he has been creating a greater number of camera-less, abstract images that develop from his direct work with and on photographic paper, some of which acquire a sculptural, object-like character. He has also been developing innovative, anti-hierarchical installations of his photographs in space in exhibition contexts.
304 pages, 30.5 x 24.5 cm, hardcover, Hatje Cantz (Berlin)