“Wolfgang Tillmans: On the Verge of Visibility” at Serralves

The exhibition space is presented as a laboratory in which to test out the experiential possibilities of the pictures, particularly his “Vertical Landscapes”: visual phenomena, threshold moments associated with borders, between different states of matter and their distribution, concretely within the area of the image, and politically in the world of people and goods.

 

La Palma, 2014 © Wolfgang Tillmans

La Palma, 2014 © Wolfgang Tillmans

 

For his first exhibition in Portugal, Wolfgang Tillmans (1968, Remscheid, Germany) continues to expand the possibilities for the reception of his oeuvre through a radical repositioning of its multiple dimensions. At Serralves, he pays particular attention to what he describes as his “Vertical Landscapes” and the visual phenomena of light when day meets night, sky meets earth, cloud meets sky and threshold moments associated with borders.

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