Thomas Ruff and His Amazing Camera-less Camera

VIDEO: At Paris Photo 2014, the Düsseldorf School alum talks nudes and 3-D printing.


With a series of filmed conversations between artists, curators, and writers, artnet is offering the chance to discover different approaches to the methods and possibilities of photography.

In this video, internationally acclaimed photographer Thomas Ruff speaks with Los Angeles–based independent curator and writer Douglas Fogle.

Ruff, whose first major retrospective was organized at Baden-Baden in 2001 and traveled to the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo and the Tate Liverpool, explores photography in serial works, portraits, and digital images. A former student of Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Ruff’s work was featured at the Venice Biennale in 1995 and 2005, and at documenta IX in Kassel in 1992.

Douglas Fogle, Ruff’s interlocutor in the video, was chief curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles from 2009 to 2012, and served as a curator of contemporary art at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh from 2005 to 2009. He is a regular contributing editor for Parkett, Flash Art, Frieze, and Artforum.

artnet is pleased to announce its partnership with Paris Photo, which began celebrating its 18th edition on November 13 at the Grand Palais. The fair concludes on November 16.

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