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MoMA Opens Major Photography Exhibition: “Wolfgang Tillmans: to look without fear” September 12

September 12, 2022 - January 1, 2023


The Museum of Modern Art will debut Wolfgang Tillmans: To look without fear, a major retrospective presenting the full breadth and depth of the artist’s career, September 12th through January 1st of 2023. Shaped by new scholarship and eight years of dialogue with the artist, the exhibition will highlight how Tillmans’s profoundly inventive, philosophical, and creative approach is both informed by and designed to highlight the poetic possibilities and social and political causes for which he has been an advocate throughout his career.

Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968, Germany) has explored seemingly every genre of photography imaginable, continually experimenting with how to make pictures meaningful. Since the beginning of his career, Tillmans has revolutionized the prevailing conventions of photographic presentation, making connections between his pictures in response to a given context and activating the space of the exhibition. Spanning the artist’s production from the 1980s to the present, this survey will present iconic photographs alongside his rarely seen significant bodies of work, foregrounding the ways in which Tillmans’s concern with social themes, lived experiences, and the idea of togetherness are inextricable from this ongoing investigation of the medium.


September 12, 2022
January 1, 2023


Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd St
New York, 10019 United States
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