18h 42m/-75°

18h 42m/-75°

Thomas RUFF

This edition was specially produced by the artist to accompany the 2016 Thomas Ruff exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa.

The Sterne series is the first of several works related to outer space. Ruff’s pursuit of the outside world through photography, which had begun by directing his lens at the interiors of familiar environments, continued with him turning to outer space, which had been a subject of interest since his childhood. These photographs of an immense starry sky are based on negatives taken with a high-performance astronomical telescope at an observatory that was established in South America by the ESO (European Southern Observatory). In terms of Ruff’s practice, the work is also notable as the first time he made use of existing images as a material.

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Tittle of work
18h 42m/-75°
Series
Sterne
Year
1992, Printed in 2016
Medium
C-print
Paper size
650 x 500 mm
Image size
450 x 300 mm
Edition
50 + 5 A.P.
Signed and numbered on verso.
Framed