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Tomas Ruff Exhibition

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Tomas Ruff Exhibition

《Porträt (P. Stadtbäumer)》 1988,
C-print, 210×165cm
©Thomas Ruff VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016

First full-scale retrospective exhibition in Japan

Thomas Ruff (born in 1958 in Zell am Harmersbach, Germany) studied photography with Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Andreas Gursky and Thomas Struth. He is the presence that has led the modern photographic expression 1990 later age.

Tomas Ruff Exhibition

《ma.r.s. 19》 2011,
C-print, 255×185cm
©Thomas Ruff VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016

The huge portrait (about 2 meters high) that published in his early stage was attracting attention. After that, architecture, urban landscape, nude,  celestial bodies and the photo of various themes, he have presented a unique vision of the world that surrounds the modern people the way through them.

Tomas Ruff Exhibition

C-print, 185×310cm
©Thomas Ruff VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016

Not only his own photography, a digital image that circulates on the Internet and the old photographs that collection, he has been exploring the possibility of a new photographic expression by using any photo image on the material.

This exhibition is able to see the latest installment of the first public and the early works of Thomas Ruff.


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Event Name Tomas Ruff Exhibition
Venue The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Dates August 30, 2016 – November 13, 2016
Note Closed on Mondays (except September 19 and October 10), September 20 and October 11)
Open Hours 10:00-17:00
Friday until 20:00
Last admission is until 30 minutes before closing
Admission Day ticket (Group of 20 persons or more)
Adults: ¥1,600 (1,300)
College / University students: ¥1,200 (900)
High school students: ¥800 (500)

Advance ticket
* Advance ticket sales period: Until August 29, 2016
Adults: ¥1,400
College / University students: ¥1,000
High school students: ¥600

* All prices include tax.
* Junior High school age and under are free of charge.
* Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.
* Including the admission fee for MOMAT Collection.

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