previews

  • Wolfgang Tillmans, Tag/Nacht II (Day/Night II), 2010, ink-jet print, 81 1/2 × 54 3/8".

    “Wolfgang Tillmans : On the Verge of Visibility”

    Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
    Rua Dom João de Castro, 210
    January 29 - April 25

    Curated by Suzanne Cotter

    Long before he completed his stunning two-channel video Book for Architects, 2014, Wolfgang Tillmans had established himself as an artist with an exceptional sensitivity to constructed space, not only as a subject to document but as a medium to explore and inhabit. Since the early 1990s, he has experimented with the installation of his work to produce exhibitions of extraordinary spatial complexity, even when he begins with the generic—and ubiquitous—white cube that still dominates contemporary exhibition space. Tillmans’s upcoming show at Álvaro Siza Vieira’s Serralves Museum, then, will be a welcome pairing. Featuring more than 120 of his works from the past decade, including his “Vertical Landscapes” and his recent “New World” series, all installed in the Portuguese master’s subtly sculptural galleries, the exhibition will present Tillmans encountering a spatial sensibility as sophisticated as his own.