Galerie Chantal Crousel is pleased to welcome Wolfgang Tillmans for the opening of his fourth exhibition at the gallery.
Since the beginning of his career, Wolfgang Tillmans has been questioning the possibility of producing images and thereby infusing photography with a new subjectivity. He explores traditional genres such as portraiture, still life and landscape with a constant interest in the limits of the visible. The problems of values and existing hierarchies are thus raised by a game of association combining intimacy and social criticism. Through the use of various genres, subjects, techniques and exhibition concepts, Tillmans expands the conventional ways of approaching photography and asks fundamental questions related to the creation of the image in an increasingly visually saturated world.
"The meaning and political legibility of forms are things I've been interested in since I was very young - even if it's the material of a ripped pair of jeans that makes us question our definition of beauty. "
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Chantal Crousel founded the eponymous art gallery in 1980 in Paris - today directed by her son, Niklas Svennung - with the intention of reporting on the mutations of international contemporary creation in France and throughout the world. She herself is of Belgian origin and has chosen to represent artists of different nationalities who, through a wide variety of media, participate in the elaboration of a universal language.
Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla • Tarek Atoui • Abraham Cruzvillegas • Roberto Cuoghi • David Douard • Mimosa Echard • Wade Guyton • Fabrice Gygi • Mona Hatoum • Thomas Hirschhorn • Pierre Huyghe • Hassan Khan • Michael Krebber • Glenn Ligon • Jean-Luc Moulène • Moshe Ninio • Melik Ohanian • Gabriel Orozco • Seth Price • Clément Rodzielski • Tim Rollins and K.O.S. • Willem De Rooij • Anri Sala • José María Sicilia • Sean Snyder • Reena Spaulings • Wolfgang Tillmans • Rirkrit Tiravanija • Oscar Tuazon • Danh Vo • Wang Bing • Haegue Yang • Heimo Zobernig