The exhibition Thomas Ruff: Lichten at S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst) in Ghent, Belgium, presents two new series by the German photographer Thomas Ruff: Phg (Photograms, started in 2012), a virtual simulation of the classical genre of the photogram, and Negative (started in 2014), a series in which Ruff reaches back to photography’s roots in the 19th century. In addition, the exhibition presents excerpts from Thomas Ruff’s series Sterne (1989-1992), Nächte (1992-1996) and Interieurs (1979-1983). In this video, Martin Germann (Senior Curator, S.M.A.K.) provides us with an extensive introduction to Thomas Ruff, his oeuvre, and his works on display. The video above is an excerpt, please scroll down for the complete interview.
The exhibition was initiated by S.M.A.K. and will also be shown in the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. At S.M.A.K., the show runs until August 24, 2014.
Thomas Ruff: Lichten at S.M.A.K., Ghent. July 4, 2014.
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Complete video (14:37 min.):