The current exhibition of Fondation Beyeler’s collection presents important new acquisitions, including works by the German artist Wolfgang Tillmans. Tillmans was the first photographer to win the Turner Prize (in 2000). In this interview, Wolfgang Tillmans talks about the works on display (among others: Ostgut Freischwimmer, right and Ostgut Freischwimmer, links; Munuwata Sky; Transit of Venus; In Flight Astro), and the invitation to present his works in combination with other artworks from the Beyeler collection. Wolfgang Tillmans lives and works in Berlin and London.
The interview was conducted in German language, please turn on the CC option to see the English subtitles.
Wolfgang Tillmans originally created the two works Ostgut Freischwimmer rechts and Ostgut Freischwimmer links in 2004 for the Club Berghain, Panorama Bar, in Berlin, where they were hanging over the dance floor for five years. Several years ago, the Kunstmuseum Basel acquired the work Ostgut Freischwimmer rechts, and two years ago, the Beyeler Foundation bought Ostgut Freischwimmer links. For the first time in years, the two works can now be seen together again.
Interview with Wolfgang Tillmans, Fondation Beyeler, June 17, 2014. Interviewer: Mirjam Baitsch (Fondation Beyeler).