27 September 2017 – 21 January 2018
Thomas Ruff, L’Empereur 06 (The Emperor 06), 1982, C-print, 30.2 × 40 cm, © Thomas Ruff
Thomas Ruff, Substrat 31 III (Substrate 31 III), 2007, C-print, 186 × 268 cm, © Thomas Ruff
Thomas Ruff, Haus Nr.11 III (House Nr.11 III), 1990, C-print, 193 × 240 cm, © Thomas Ruff
Cosmology, suburbia, nudity, utopianism, catastrophe – these are some of the subjects that Thomas Ruff (b. 1958, Germany) 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.