The Canadian Art Foundation is thrilled to announce two speaking engagements with critically acclaimed German artist Wolfgang Tillmans.
Wednesday, October 26, 7 p.m.
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Simon Fraser University, 149 West Hastings Street
Presented in partnership with:
Friday, November 11, 7 p.m.
Isabel Bader Theatre
University of Toronto
93 Charles Street West
About the Artist
One of the most influential artists of his generation, Tillmans has radically redefined how photographic images are made, exhibited and encountered. The talks will mark Tillmans’s first visit to Canada in more than 20 years.
Tillmans will be joined in conversation by New York– and Toronto-based writer and critic Tom McDonough, a lead contributor to the recently published monograph Wolfgang Tillmans: What’s wrong with redistribution? (Walther König).
Based in Berlin and London, Wolfgang Tillmans was the recipient of the 2015 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. He has had numerous prestigious appointments, including artist trustee at Tate Britain, a professorship at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, and membership in the Royal Academy of Arts. In 2000, Tillmans was the first photographer, and non-British artist, to receive the Turner Prize.
In recent years, Tillmans’s practice has become ever more politically engaged. Most recently, he turned his Berlin project space over to matters related to Europe’s ongoing migrant crisis, and shortly after he distributed writings and posters advocating against the “Brexit” and related anti-EU sentiments.