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May 10, 2007 – August 12, 2007
Location: 2nd Level
Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968, Germany) is internationally recognized for his photography that captures often overlooked objects and moments in everyday life. For his first major solo exhibition in the United States, approximately 300 photographic and installation-based works are drawn from the entire span of his career. Tillmans's work concentrates on deceptively casual views of friends and acquaintances caught at their most unguardedly "human" moments. He presents his photographs in highly distinctive installations, in which variously sized photographs are affixed to the walls in deliberate (yet seemingly random) arrangements, in order to create a variety of physical and emotional relationships with the viewer based on placement and scale.
Note: The exhibition is co-organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles. It will be on display at these two museums before coming to the Hirshhorn and will travel to Mexico City after it leaves the Hirshhorn.