Wolfgang Tillmans’ touring exhibition, Fragile, is opening in Johannesburg Art Gallery on 8 July 2018. After making stops in Kinshasa and Nairobi, the economic hub of South Africa will be the third African city to host Tillmans until 30 September 2018.
This exhibition, which will be touring the many more cities on the continent over the next few years, is presented by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen/ Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) in collaboration with Tillmans and the Goethe-Institut.
Tillmans sees the acceptance of human fragility as a strength rather than a weakness when it comes to how we relate to one another. He believes when we make mistakes, when we are fragile, it often leads to new developments.
Fragile is an extensive look at the multi-faceted work of Wolfgang Tillmans ranging from large-scale prints to sculptural objects, video projections, music and curational work.