Win Tickets to Thomas Ruff at Whitechapel Gallery

22 August 2017


We have three pairs of tickets to give away for the exhibition Thomas Ruff: Photographs 1979 - 2017.  Exhibition dates: 27 September 2017 – 21 January 2018.

Enter via the form at the bottom of the page by midnight on 21st September 2017. 

Cosmology, suburbia, nudity, utopianism, catastrophe – these are some of the subjects that Thomas Ruff (b. 1958, Germany) addresses in his photographic series, which for almost four decades have investigated the status of the image in contemporary culture. This exhibition will draw from the full range of Ruff’s output: from his acclaimed Portraits – passport-style portraits, reproduced on a huge scale and revealing every surface detail of their subjects, to his most recent press++ photographs, drawing on newspaper archives from the era of the space race and Hollywood starlets.

Born in 1958 in Zell am Harmersbach, Germany, Thomas Ruff attended the renowned Staatliche Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf from 1977 to 1985. Thomas has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions internationally, including recently Object Relations at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, a survey at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa both also in 2016 and Thomas Ruff: Lichten at the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.) in Ghent in 2014. Ruff was recently selected as a finalist for the Prix Pictet photography award. He lives and works in Düsseldorf. #ThomasRuff

Thomas Ruff Exhibition (Galleries 1, 8 and 9)
27 September 2017 – 21 January 2018
Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High St
E1 7QX

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday-Sunday 11.00-18.00
Thursday 11.00-21.00
Closed Monday
Last entry to the exhibition is 30 minutes before closing time.
For information call +44 (0)20 7522 7888,


Thomas Ruff L’Empereur 06 (The Emperor 06), 1982, C-print, 30.2 × 40 cm, © Thomas Ruff

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