Thomas Ruff: afterimages
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung
Through July 4, 2021
Thomas Ruff: afterimages will be the first institutional solo exhibition of the German artist (born in 1958, Zell am Hamersbach) in South East Asia. It presents excerpts of 15 of the in-between 31 series the artist has produced since his beginnings in 1979. After his retrospective at Haus der Kunst Munich (2012), his recent Japan survey (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2016/17) and his solo show in K20 – Kunstsammlung NRW (2020–21), this exhibition with around 105 works is one of his most comprehensive to date. A new series by Thomas Ruff, entitled Tableaux chinois, based on propaganda photography from a magazine for foreign relations from the PR China and coffee table books on Mao’s life and the history of the great achievements of the Chinese Communist Party in the 1950s and 1970s, will have its premier in Asia.