Monday, October 19, 2015

Wolfgang Tillmans at David Zwirner

Tillmans unanimously loved with a work just so friendly, empathetic, every frame softening its subject, Tillmans the great tenderizer, photographs in well worn softness like comfortable denim in its endless micro-sensitivity, a magisterial flow into the interstitial micro-politic of the personal as political. The cotton t-shirt, the fabric of our lives. Tillmans is intoxicating; affirming and empowering, imbuing the ordinary with nostalgia, our dreary lives with the hope of aesthetic empowerment. "NICKAS: It is documentation, because it documents the fantasy. TILLMANS: Yes."