Wolfgang Tillmans, I didn’t inhale, 7 June – 3 August 1997

Wolfgang Tillmans, Scott King


Edition : First / London / Chisenhale Gallery / 1997 / Softcover. / VG+
841 x 595 mm. Printed both sides. Folded as shown. Text in English. This is the first and original edition and not the more commonly seen anniversary reprint (of 2017).

“Opening at Chisenhale Gallery on 6 June 1997, I Didn’t Inhale comprised a body of new and previously unseen photographs. Engaging with the art historical genres of still life, landscape, portraiture and abstraction, Tillmans’ photographs subverted these categories, depicting everyday objects and scenes and fragile human forms. Pinned or taped directly onto the walls, the unframed images challenged conventional methods of exhibiting photography. In conjunction with the show, Tillmans published Concorde, a book of photographs, in which this poster image appears… …I Didn’t Inhale marked a definitive moment in Tillmans’ career, catalysing his rise to prominence in the late 1990s and predating his Turner Prize success in 2000. Since his Chisenhale Gallery exhibition, Tillmans has continued to make work that challenges the photographic canon, combining sculpture, sound, video, performance and curatorial projects. Drawing on his critical engagement with social issues, Tillmans’ work portrays both intimacy and political urgency.”

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