Thomas Ruff, “ma.r.s. 10,” 2010.
C-Print, 255 x 185 x 4 cm.
© Thomas Ruff/Nasa/JPL/University of Arizona / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2011.

LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst
25 September 2011–8 January 2012

Thomas Ruff is one of the most internationally well-known contemporary German photographers. Over the course of two-dozen photography series, he has explored and defined the medium’s limits like no other contemporary artist. The exhibition in the LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte focuses specifically on four of Thomas Ruff’s series: the stars series, produced between 1989 and 1992, zycles from 2007, the cassini series from 2008/2009, and recent work from the ma.r.s. series, shown now for the first time in an institutional context. Individual works from other series that explore a similar theme are also shown.

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