Wolfgang Tillmans

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Renowned German photographer, Wolfgang Tillmans, is currently exhibiting at Moderna Museet in Stockholm. I went to check it out the other day and was struck by his work. Tillmans’s photos tackle an incredibly diverse spectrum of subjects, from ordinary everyday portraits, to Berlin club scenes, to modern city-scrapes, to political manifestations, right through to astronomy and the night sky. He has managed to transform banal images into thought provoking art pieces that raise questions and challenge conventions. The coolest part was the book Tillman prepared especially for the exhibition, which acts as part of his installation. Everyone is welcome to take a book from the massive pile and keep it for themselves.

In 2000, Tillman was the first non-British artist and the first photographer to receive the prestigious Turner Prize.

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