Wolfgang Tillmans: Still Life

 

Wolfgang Tillmans: Still Life is the catalogue of the first museum exhibition of his photography in the United States. The show’s organizer, Benjamin Paul, has chosen to emphasize Tillmans’s interest in reconsidering such traditional genres as landscape, portrait, and still life within the context of contemporary visual culture. By focusing on the still lifes, Paul emphasizes a subset of the artist’s work that is at once lushly beautiful, surprisingly humanistic in its attention to the trappings of lived lives, and particularly well suited to his exploration and exploitation of the aestheticizing so central to both traditional still life and commercial advertising.

 

Published by Harvard Art Museums