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Wolfgang Tillmans

25 March - 11 May



David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new and recent work by Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968) at the gallery’s Hong Kong location. His first exhibition in Hong Kong since 2018, it will mark the artist’s fifth show with the gallery. Tillmans’s work is the subject of a major traveling retrospective To look without fear, currently on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through March 3, 2024, where it traveled from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

Guided by a profound sense of curiosity and care toward his subjects, Tillmans seeks to expand the poetic and formal possibilities of photography. The exhibition brings together a wide range of subjects and themes of ongoing interest to the artist, presented across both floors of the gallery. Evoking shifts and adaptations across time and place, the works on view will include depictions of different, changing forms of atmosphere and elusive natural phenomena; pictures that explore notions of time and temporality; and images that engage with the artist’s expansive conceptions of the still life and the portrait. Also featured will be a new video work by the artist.

Throughout the exhibition, Tillmans will punctuate works shot in Addis Ababa, Berlin, Lagos, and Mongolia, among other places, with those taken in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, sensitively invoking resonant associations between the local and the world at large, while advocating for an experience of connectedness that is rooted in the process of looking.

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