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02/01/2013

Wolfgang Tillmans focuses his lens on the outside world in a new collection of work that sees the photographer turn away from the self-reflexive exploration of the photography medium that had occupied him for years. The results are found in Neue Welt, Tillman's most recent book, which offers a powerful and singular view of life today in diverse parts of the world - from London and Nottingham to Tierra del Fuego, Tasmania, Saudi Arabia, and Papua New Guinea - seen from many angles. Describing this new photographic process, Tillmans says he is simply “trying out what the camera can do for me, what I can do for it." Of his journey; "My travels are aimless as such, not looking for predetermined results, but hoping to find subject matter that in some way or other speaks about the time I'm in.”

 

Published by TASCHEN, Neue Welt also features a conversation between the artist and Beatrix Ruf, director of Kunsthalle Zurich. The book is available now though TASCHEN's website.

 

Jack Smylie

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