Wolfgang Tillmans – Hasselblad Award Winner 2015

Hasselblad Award Winner 2015

The Hasselblad Foundation is pleased to announce that German artist Wolfgang Tillmans » is the recipient of the 2015 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography for the sum of SEK 1,000,000 (approx. 110,000 €). The award ceremony takes place in Gothenburg on November 30, 2015. On December 1, 2015 an exhibition of Tillmans’ work will open at the Hasselblad Center, Sweden. On the same day, the Hasselblad Foundation will host a symposium with the award winner, and a new book by Tillmans will be released.

 

Wolfgang Tillmans - Hasselblad Award-Preisträger 2015. Freischwimmer 16, 2003, © Wolfgang Tillmans Courtesy Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne

The Foundation’s citation regarding the Hasselblad Award Winner 2015:

Wolfgang Tillmans has established himself among the most original and innovative artists of his generation, constantly pushing the photographic medium in new directions. His practice has covered subjects of pressing political and social importance since the 1990s, reflecting both directly and indirectly on the power of the photographic image to engage critically with the world around us. Furthermore, Tillmans has transformed the understanding of photographic exhibition making through his daring and original installations, playing with scale, formats, framing and presentation to produce immersive experiences that have inspired subsequent generations of artists.

This year’s award committee, which submitted its proposal to the Foundation’s board of directors, consisted of:
Simon Baker, chair – Curator of Photography, Tate Modern, London
Irina Chmyreva – Senior Curator, Project in Support for Photography in Russia, IRIS Foundation, Moscow
Katerina Gregos – Independent Curator and Artistic Director, Art Brussels, Brussels
Roberto Koch – Publisher, Contrasto Books, Rome and Milan
Roxana Marcoci – Senior Curator of Photography, the Museum of Modern Art, New York

More: www.hasselbladfoundation.org

PHOTOGRAPHY CALLING!

© Eggleston Artistic Trust 2011

09. Oktober 2011 – 15. Januar 2012
PHOTOGRAPHY CALLING!
zeigt mit Werken von 31 Fotografinnen und Fotografen auf über 2000 qm erstmals seit der großen Schau HOW YOU LOOK AT IT im Jahr 2000 eine umfassende Übersicht zum Stand der künstlerischen Fotografie seit den 1960er-Jahren. Die Ausstellung wird vom Sprengel Museum Hannover in Kooperation mit der Niedersächsischen Sparkassenstiftung durchgeführt und stellt ausgehend von deren europaweit einzigartiger Sammlung von umfangreichen Werkgruppen ausgewählter amerikanischer und europäischer Fotografen die Frage nach der Geschichte und den Perspektiven des ‚dokumentarischen Stils’. Mit PHOTOGRAPHY CALLING! soll ein weiteres Signal gegeben werden, um Hannover als wichtigen Standort für künstlerische Fotografie im Norden zu etablieren.