As partner of this year’s Award winner show (on view until January 27, 2019), Volkswagen enters the fourth year as exhibition supporter enabling the Mönchehaus Museum in Goslar again to present works of the Kaiserring Award winner to the public. Granted by the city of Goslar since 1975, the Goslar Kaiserring enjoys worldwide reputation as art prize. Artists honoured with the Kaiserring include Olafur Eliasson, Jörg Immendorf, Sigmar Polke, Cindy Sherman, Christo und Joseph Beuys.
Living and working in Germany and in the UK, Wolfgang Tillmans has received several accolades in both countries. With his widely recognized portrait series, his experimental work with photographic processing and his work with copy technologies, Tillmans is seen as one of today`s most influential artists, further standing out with the ambition to use new forms of presentation to turn exhibitions into inspirational journeys. Moreover, Tillmans uses his artistic expression to reflect social changes such as the Brexit referendum and the previous election to the German Bundestag.
“At our company locations throughout the world we support culture and the arts to give rise to spaces which invite people to experience creativity in innovative and diverse forms. And we connect cultural institutions and artists to drive debates about pressing themes in today’s society”, explains Benita von Maltzahn, Director Cultural Engagement, Volkswagen Group.
Bettina Ruhrberg, Director of the Mönchehaus Museum, underlines: “Using a fundamental analytic approach, Wolfgang Tillmans questions consistently the potential of a photograph. His work mirrors the radical change caused by the introduction of new technologies in the mid-90s and redefining the power of images. Being not only a creative but also sharp mind, Tillmans stands up against right-wing radicalism and the Brexit vote, and supports solidarity within Europe. Such a voice of reason is more than needed in an environment where extreme positions seek to set the scene. Volkswagen’s ongoing support for the Kaiserring is of special importance to us as it demonstrates the company’s interest in artistic works which respond to current social developments and inspire upcoming generations.”
Wolfgang Tillmans – 2018 Winner of the Goslar Kaiserring Award
29/09/2018 – 27/01/2019
Mönchehaus Museum Goslar
Mönchestraße 1, 38640 Goslar
Opening hours: Tue. – Sun. 11am - 5pm
Entrance fee: 5 euros