Wolfgang Tillmans: Today Is the First Day
Published by Walther König, Köln.
Edited with text by Wolfgang Tillmans. Text by Devrim Bayar, David Chew, Brian Dillon, Sarah Glennie, Patricia Hecht, Eimear McBride, David Nash, Michaela Nash, Mark O’Kelly, Dirk Snauwaert, Benjamin Stafford, Rachel Thomas, Catherine Wood.
A substantial and immersive artist’s book summarizing Wolfgang Tillmans’ multifaceted approach to image-making, from video and performance to music and activism
Conceived and designed by German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans (born 1968), this richly illustrated artist’s book explores the latest developments in Tillmans’ work over the last three years. Today Is The First Day conveys his richly diverse approach to image-making, video, performance, music and political activities, and also features newly commissioned texts from contributors—including novelist and author of The Lonely City Olivia Laing, historian and essayist Brian Dillon, curator Catherine Wood and geologist Dr David Chew—each of whom illuminate a different aspect of Tillmans’s work.
The book includes over 30 pages featuring his set design for the English National Opera’s production of War Requiem; recent portraits such as his now iconic image of Frank Ocean; and detailed installation views that allow us to see in-depth Tillmans’ imaginative approach to exhibition installation.