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Jeff Wall, Event, 2021 © Jeff Wall

Artist Talk

Summer Series
Jeff Wall

Thursday, July 28, 2022, 12:30pm MST
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado
andersonranch.org

As part of Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s Summer Series program, Jeff Wall will speak about his practice, which synthesizes the essentials of photography with elements from other art forms—including painting, cinema, and literature—in a complex mode that he calls “cinematography.” Summer Series: Featured Artists and Conversations explores the work of artists and curators through lectures, conversations, panel discussions, and question-and-answer sessions, with the aim of fostering a broader understanding of contemporary art and art making.

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Jeff Wall, Event, 2021 © Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall, Approach, 2014 © Jeff Wall

In Conversation

ICP Talks
Jeff Wall and David Campany

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 6pm EST

As part of ICP Talks, an online lecture series organized by the International Center of Photography in New York, Jeff Wall will be joined by David Campany, ICP’s managing director of programs, in a discussion about the artist’s practice. Wall will consider how his interest in scale and the beholder in the exhibition space shape his image making as he moves between documentary and more cinematographic pictures. To join the event, purchase tickets at buy.acmeticketing.com.

Jeff Wall, Approach, 2014 © Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall. Photo: James O’Mara

In Conversation

Frieze Talks
Jeff Wall and Nicholas Cullinan

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12–1pm EDT (5–6pm BST)

Jeff Wall will speak with Nicholas Cullinan, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, London, as part of Frieze Talks, a program where artists, writers, and scholars partake in informal, wide-ranging conversations with their peers. The pair will discuss the artist’s practice. To register for the talk, visit frieze.com.

Jeff Wall. Photo: James O’Mara

Jeff Wall, Pawnshop, 2009 © Jeff Wall

Talk

In Focus
Duane Hanson, Taryn Simon, Jeff Wall

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 5pm EDT

Join Gagosian for a trio of online presentations to learn about the ways Duane Hanson, Taryn Simon, and Jeff Wall approach photography as a generative practice and notions of truth and reality. Andy Avini will explain how Hanson’s figures take on new meaning in a photographic context, Louise Neri will speak about the intersection of photography in Simon’s multidisciplinary practice, and Graham Dalik will discuss how Wall changes photography’s relationship to truth through influence from other art forms. To join, register at zoom.us.

Jeff Wall, Pawnshop, 2009 © Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall (New York: Gagosian, 2019)

Online Reading

Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall is available for online reading from November 18 through November 24, 2020, as part of Artist Spotlight: Jeff Wall. From his pioneering use in the 1970s of backlit color transparencies to his intricately constructed scenes of enigmatic incidents from daily life, literature, and film, Jeff Wall has expanded the definition of the photograph, both as object and illusion. Published on the occasion of his 2019 exhibition at Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York, the catalogue includes an illuminating new essay by Russell Ferguson, along with full-page reproductions of the nine works in the exhibition, all of which were made over the last ten years, and several of which have never previously been exhibited or published. The two cover options illustrate alternate panels from a diptych, Pair of interiors (2018).

Jeff Wall (New York: Gagosian, 2019)

Installation view, American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, January 23–March 14, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Theaster Gates, © Adam McEwen, Thomas Moran, © Richard Prince, © Banks Violette, © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Tour

American Pastoral

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30pm
Gagosian, Britannia Street, London

Join Gagosian for a tour of the group exhibition American Pastoral. The show juxtaposes modern and contemporary works with historical American landscapes ranging from Albert Bierstadt’s depiction of the sublime in Sunset over the River (1877) to Edward Hopper’s tranquil seaside scene, Gloucester Harbor (1926). Gagosian’s Alice Godwin will focus on a select grouping of exhibited works that seek to challenge the idealized vision of the American Dream that has long been a rich topic of inquiry for artists in the United States. To attend the free event, RSVP to londontours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Installation view, American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, January 23–March 14, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Theaster Gates, © Adam McEwen, Thomas Moran, © Richard Prince, © Banks Violette, © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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Announcements

Still from “Photographers in Focus: Jeff Wall.” Artwork © Jeff Wall

Video

Photographers in Focus
Jeff Wall

In this video, filmed during the installation of the exhibition Jeff Wall at Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York, Jeff Wall discusses the evolution of his process and the role of photography as both an art form and a documentary device. “Photographers in Focus” is a series produced by Nowness that turns the camera on photographers in action.

Still from “Photographers in Focus: Jeff Wall.” Artwork © Jeff Wall

Still from “Jeff Wall: An Impossible Photograph” © Art21, Inc. Artwork © Jeff Wall

Video

Jeff Wall
An Impossible Photograph

Art21 interviews Jeff Wall in his studio about notions of artifice and truth in photography. He describes what drew him to the subject of his 2014 photograph Changing room, discussing the impossibility of the viewpoint depicted.

Still from “Jeff Wall: An Impossible Photograph” © Art21, Inc. Artwork © Jeff Wall

Museum Exhibitions

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (For WHP), 2015 © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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Reframed
The Woman in the Window

May 4–September 4, 2022
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk

Reframed: The Woman in the Window brings together more than fifty artworks from ancient civilizations to the present day to explore how artists have long used the motif of “the woman in the window” to elicit a particular kind of response, ranging from empathy to voyeurism. Featuring sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, film, and installation art, the exhibition aims to identify key geographic locations, cultures, and time periods in which this visual trope has had a particular meaning and what it reveals about issues of gender and visibility. Work by Jeff Wall and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (For WHP), 2015 © Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Taryn Simon, Ronald Jones; Scene of the arrest, South Side, Chicago, Illinois; Served 8 years of a Death sentence for Murder and Rape, from the series The Innocents, 2002 © Taryn Simon

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True Pictures?
Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus Kanada und den USA

March 12–June 26, 2022
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria
www.museumdermoderne.at

This group exhibition, whose subtitle translates to Contemporary Photography from Canada and the USA, presents work by more than thirty North American artists spanning three generations whose photography is informed by our digital age—both through their employment of digital technologies and in terms of their engagement with the “flood of images” that defines visual culture of the twenty-first century. This exhibition has traveled from the Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany. Work by Gregory CrewdsonTaryn Simon, and Jeff Wall is included. 

Taryn Simon, Ronald Jones; Scene of the arrest, South Side, Chicago, Illinois; Served 8 years of a Death sentence for Murder and Rape, from the series The Innocents, 2002 © Taryn Simon

Jeff Wall, Approach, 2014 © Jeff Wall

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Jeff Wall in
Actual Size! Photography at Life Scale

January 28–May 2, 2022
International Center of Photography, New York
www.icp.org

In 1946, the renowned writer Jorge Luis Borges described a society that wanted a map of its land so detailed that it eventually covered the land itself. Actual Size! is an homage to Borges’s wild but serious idea, showing us new ways to consider what a photograph is, and what it can be. The exhibition, which offers viewers a diverse group of images that all share the same dimension as life itself, is a rethinking of the fundamental qualities of this perplexing and elastic medium. Work by Jeff Wall is included.

Jeff Wall, Approach, 2014 © Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall, Mother of pearl, 2016 © Jeff Wall

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Jeff Wall

October 21, 2021–March 13, 2022
Glenstone, Potomac, Maryland
www.glenstone.org

Comprising nearly thirty artworks spanning five decades, this exhibition brings together the full range of Jeff Wall’s pioneering photographic oeuvre, from early pictures displayed in backlit lightboxes and black-and-white silver gelatin prints to more recent large-scale inkjet color prints.

Jeff Wall, Mother of pearl, 2016 © Jeff Wall

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2003–08 © Gregory Crewdson

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True Pictures?
Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus Kanada und den USA

November 6, 2021–February 13, 2022
Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany
www.sprengel-museum.de

This group exhibition, whose subtitle translates to Contemporary Photography from Canada and the USA, presents work by more than thirty North American artists spanning three generations whose photography is informed by our digital age—both through their employment of digital technologies and in terms of their engagement with the “flood of images” that defines visual culture of the twenty-first century. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Taryn Simon, and Jeff Wall is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2003–08 © Gregory Crewdson

Glenn Brown, Lemon Sunshine, 2001 © Glenn Brown

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00s. Collection Cranford
Les années 2000

October 24, 2020–May 30, 2021
Mo.Co. Contemporary, Montpellier, France
www.moco.art

This exhibition of work from the Cranford Collection, established by Muriel and Freddy Salem in 1999, aims to define the identity of the 2000s by creating a dialogue between one hundred artworks by a multigenerational array of artists who contributed to shaping the beginning of the millennium. Work by Glenn Brown, Damien Hirst, Mike Kelley, Albert Oehlen, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall, Franz West, and Christopher Wool is included.

Glenn Brown, Lemon Sunshine, 2001 © Glenn Brown

Jeff Wall, Daybreak (on an olive farm/Negev Desert/Israel), 2011 © Jeff Wall

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Among the Trees

March 4–October 31, 2020
Hayward Gallery, London
www.southbankcentre.co.uk

This exhibition brings together artworks that explore our relationships with trees and forests. Beginning with pioneering works from the late 1960s, Among the Trees surveys an expansive artistic terrain, including sculpture, painting, installation, video, and photography. The show invites viewers to consider trees as symbols and as living organisms that have helped to shape human civilization. Work by Sally Mann, Giuseppe Penone, and Jeff Wall is included.

Jeff Wall, Daybreak (on an olive farm/Negev Desert/Israel), 2011 © Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall, After “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue, 1999–2001 © Jeff Wall

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Jeff Wall

June 18, 2019–October 15, 2020
George Economou Collection, Athens
www.thegeorgeeconomoucollection.com

This exhibition is a focused survey of the artist’s photographs and lightboxes, including some of his best-known tableaux. Works from the late 1980s to those made in recent years reflect Jeff Wall’s use of different historical genres.

Jeff Wall, After “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue, 1999–2001 © Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall, The Holocaust Memorial in the Jewish Cemetery, 1987 © Jeff Wall

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Das Gedächtnis der Bilder

March 8–August 23, 2020
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Haus Lange, Germany
kunstmuseenkrefeld.de

This exhibition, whose title translates to The Memory of Images, focuses on the “historiographical turn” in art and features works of art from the collection of the Kunstmuseen Krefeld that visualize historical moments, encapsulating collective memory in open and ambiguous images. Many of the exhibited works share common motifs, such as monuments, ruins, and reconstructions, while the spectrum of approaches includes documentation, restaging, symbolic charging, and ironic refraction. Work by Gerhard Richter and Jeff Wall is included.

Jeff Wall, The Holocaust Memorial in the Jewish Cemetery, 1987 © Jeff Wall

Installation view, Fiçcão e fabricação: Fotografia de arquitetura após a revolução digital, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, March 20–August 19, 2019. Artwork, left to right: © Jeff Wall, © Gregory Crewdson

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Fiçcão e fabricação
Fotografia de arquitetura após a revolução digital

March 20–August 19, 2019
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon
www.maat.pt

This exhibition, whose English title is Fiction and Fabrication: Photography of Architecture after the Digital Turn, looks at artists who have created and engaged with imagery of architecture. It examines how digital manipulation has enabled a fictionalization of architectural spaces, and explores architecture’s role in an expanded practice of photography within contemporary art. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, and Jeff Wall is included.

Installation view, Fiçcão e fabricação: Fotografia de arquitetura após a revolução digital, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, March 20–August 19, 2019. Artwork, left to right: © Jeff Wall, © Gregory Crewdson

Jeff Wall, Pawnshop, 2009 © Jeff Wall

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Jeff Wall
MEN

October 9, 2018–January 28, 2019
MARe/Muzeul de Artă Recentă, Bucharest, Romania
www.mare.ro

The inaugural show at Bucharest’s new museum MARe/Museum of Recent Art is Jeff Wall’s exhibition MEN. The show comprises some of Wall’s most iconic works from the 1980s to the late 2010s.

Jeff Wall, Pawnshop, 2009 © Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall, Approach, 2014 © Jeff Wall

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Jeff Wall in
Pedro Costa: Company

October 12, 2018–January 27, 2019
Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
www.serralves.pt

This exhibition features paintings, sculptures, drawings, books, poems, and documents that shed light on the sources and influences of the distinctive poetic language that manifest in Pedro Costa’s cinematographic vision. Work by Jeff Wall is included.

Jeff Wall, Approach, 2014 © Jeff Wall

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