Wolfgang Tillmans pictures from New World
18 February – 7 August 2016
Gallery 2 is currently closed just now for the installation of Wolfgang Tillmans pictures from New World and will reopen to the public on 18 February. The exhibition is a presentation of works from the Turner Prize winning photographer’s series Neue Welt (New World) which were purchased for Glasgow Museums’ collection under the Art Fund International scheme (2007 -12).
Travelling beyond the artists’ beaten path, Wolfgang Tillmans pictures from New World questions how the world appears when viewed from outside one’s immediate vicinity. After spending the best part of a decade working on studio based abstract works, pictures from New World sees the artist returning to a more documentary style reminiscent of his output throughout nineties, this time however leaving (for the best part) his local haunts of London, Berlin and New York, instead heading to the Far East, Africa and South America.