Reflections on Tillmans

Reflections on Tillmans

The work of Wolfgang Tillmans, a German photographer, seems perfectly housed in the downtown, chaotic, teeming environment in which the Johannesburg Art Gallery has washed up, like a shipwreck on the beach after Fukushima, faintly radioactive. Much of Tillman's art is seemingly artless - and sometimes, in his work, to my eye at least, art [...]

Sea Washing

Sea Washing

On the north side of the quay, just across the way from the Cape Grace Hotel, is the Victoria Basin, and a dry-dock where Taiwanese trawlers come to have their paintwork and their bodywork done - like elderly ladies at a beauty parlour. It is a study in contrasts. A contrast I like even more, [...]