A major retrospective of Thomas Ruff's work is now on view at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan through March 12. The exhibition features a wide variety of photographs drawn from 18 series from throughout the artist's career. It is his first comprehensive solo exhibition in the country.
Object Relations focused on Thomas Ruff's series that used found and collected materials as source imagery. The show included over 30 photographs from five series. A number of works from the press++ series debuted at the AGO Toronoto, while the entirety of the series to date was concurrently on view at David Zwirner in New York. Selections from Ruff's own extensive collection of archival photographic materials were exhibited as well.
The Globe and Mail reviewed the exhibition stating: "For [Ruff], photography is a playground, a realm/reality unto itself, with an ever-expanding array of processes and potential..."