Wolfgang Tillmans (QuarARTine special episode)
Talk Art exclusive!!! For this very special, feature-length episode, Russell & Robert speak to legendary artist Wolfgang Tillmans. We discuss growing up in Germany, his move to the Bournemouth, UK to study art, his collaboration with gallerist Maureen Paley and how he went on to become the first photographer to win the Turner Prize in 2000. We explore some of our favourite works including his portraits of Concorde airplanes, his unique approach to installing work, his passion for making music, his non-profit exhibition space Between Bridges which has included live concerts by artists such as No Bra (who he recently shot album artwork for). We learn of the impact having HIV has had on his life and how it has affected his work and activism. Plus we discuss a recent poster project 2020Solidarity which offers posters by leading artists for £50 each to raise funds to assist cultural venues, projects, spaces and publications that are existentially threatened by the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more at http://www.BetweenBridges.net/
"Few artists have shaped the scope of contemporary art and influenced a younger generation more than Tillmans. Since the early 1990s, his works have epitomized a new kind of subjectivity in photography, pairing intimacy and playfulness with social critique and the persistent questioning of existing values and hierarchies. Through his seamless integration of genres, subjects, techniques, and exhibition strategies, he has expanded conventional ways of approaching the medium, and his practice continues to address the fundamental question of what it means to create pictures in an increasingly image-saturated world." Text courtesy of @DavidZwirner, his New York gallery.
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