Thomas Ruff: Photographs 1979 – 2017

27 September 2017 – 21 January 2018

Whitechapel Gallery

http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/thomas-ruff

Cosmology, suburbia, nudity, utopianism, catastrophe – these are some of the subjects that Thomas Ruff (b. 1958, Germany) addresses in his photographic series, which for almost four decades have investigated the status of the image in contemporary culture. This exhibition will draw from the full range of Ruff’s output: from his acclaimed Portraits – passport-style portraits, reproduced on a huge scale and revealing every surface detail of their subjects, to his most recent press++ photographs, drawing on newspaper archives from the era of the space race and Hollywood starlets.

 

Thomas Ruff, 1982_L

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