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Thomas Ruff

Mai 36 Galerie is delighted to present new works from the series press++ by Thomas Ruff (born 1958 in Zell am Harmersbach/Schwarzwald). Thomas Ruff lives and works in Düsseldorf and is one of the foremost international artists of our day.

In his series press++ Ruff follows on from some earlier series, including his series Zeitungsfotos (1990/91), in which he explored the information value of (press) photography, its visibility and its function in everyday life. The press++ series is thus a further link in his visual reflections on the potential of photography, the question of image generation and the way images are perceived in today’s world.

For more than thirty years, Thomas Ruff has been exhibiting in leading museums and galleries throughout the world – most recently at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa. In September 2017 a major retrospective of his oeuvre will be hosted at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London. The artist’s close collaboration with Mai 36 Galerie, which regularly presents his latest works, dates back to 1988.

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