THOMAS RUFF: PHOTOGRAPHS 1979 - 2017

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September 27th 2017 – January 21st 2018
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London

 


Cosmology, suburbia, nudity, utopianism, catastrophe – these are some of the subjects that German photographer Thomas Ruff 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.
 

 
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Interieur 1A
1979
© Thomas Ruff

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press++ 21.11
2016
© Thomas Ruff