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Document 1195027
 MEDIA NOTE
MAY 29, 2015 MEDIA CONTACTS:
Amanda Hicks
(312) 443-7297
[email protected]
Nina Litoff
(312) 443-3363
[email protected]
PHOTOGRAPHER WOLFGANG TILLMANS CHOSEN TO INAUGURATE
THE ART INSTITUTE’S HUGH EDWARDS LECTURE IN PHOTOGRAPHY
CHICAGO—The Art Institute announces the launch of the
annual Hugh Edwards Lecture in Photography on
Thursday, June 4, 2015, with internationally renowned
German photographer, Wolfgang Tillmans.
Tillmans—one of the most widely seen and highly regarded
photographic artists today—was the first photographer, and
first non-British artist, to win the Tate Turner Prize. He has
exhibited throughout Europe, Asia, and North and South
America since 1988, with solo exhibitions this past year at
the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Hermitage,
St. Petersburg; and the Beyeler Foundation, Basel, among
other institutions. He joins the Art Institute for this event with
a brand-new talk on recent work and future projects.
Hugh Edwards served as the first named curator of
photographs at the Art Institute (1958-1970). An annual
lecture in his honor was established in 2014 with an
endowment from the Crossed Purposes Foundation. The
inaugural Edwards Lecture, hosted by the Department of
Photography and the Art Institute Sustaining Fellows, will
take place from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the museum’s Rubloff Auditorium. The event is open to the
public and free with general museum admission. On Thursdays, general admission to the Art
Institute is free to Illinois residents from 5:00pm-8:00pm.
Images: Wolfgang Tillmans. affinity, 2009. Charina Foundation and Photography Purchase fund; courtesy of David
Zwirner, New York; Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin; and Maureen Paley, London.
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