Thomas Ruff at MOMAT
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo sets the tone for the new season with the first retrospective of Thomas Ruff in Japan. Renown for challenging the photographic medium through appropriation and the juxtaposition of found imagery, Ruff, one of the first photographers to embrace digital artifacts, is instrumental in elevating photography to conceptual art heights. All career-defining series in place, and there are four new works produced for the occasion, but it's randomly scattered over top floors works of Karl Blossfeldt, László Moholy-Nagy, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Gerhard Richter, Ruff's peer Andreas Gursky and Wolfgang Tillmans from MOMAT Collection, that give a real insight into the photographer's work, revealing multiple interconnections and placing it within historical context. Through November 13th.