Music and politics. These are the sparks that kindle most of Wolfgang Tillmans’ restless energy and define his photographic output. In addition to designing Benjamin Britten’s iconic opera “War Requiem” at the English National Opera and battling nationalism in the upcoming Dutch and German elections, the Turner-prize winning photographer and unflinching chronicler of generation X is also producing electro music under his own label “Fragile”, organized four solo exhibitions this year alone and is preparing for a major retrospective at Moma in 2021. His sweeping exhibition at David Zwirner shows still-lifes, landscapes, as well as his more emblematic portraits from the gay and techno scene. They go beyond subject matter into the murky wold of melancholy, desire, pain and pleasure and conjure a tactility that is as light as touch and raw as bruised skin. At David Zwirner through October 20.