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The Extreme Present

Exhibition

The Extreme Present

Opening reception: Tuesday, December 3, 5–8pm
December 4–8, 2019
Moore Building, Miami

Gagosian is pleased to announce The Extreme Present, the fifth in a series of annual exhibitions at the Moore Building in the Miami Design District during Art Basel Miami Beach, presented by Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch. The Extreme Present will explore artists’ reactions to the conditions of our accelerating and increasingly complex world. The title is inspired by The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present, a book by Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, published in 2015. Their provocative thesis addresses the rapidly evolving digital era, half a century after Marshall McLuhan’s groundbreaking study on technology’s influence on culture, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, in which he coined the phrase “the medium is the message.” Works in this exhibition explore concepts of media, communication, togetherness, and isolation.

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The Extreme Present

Jeff Wall, Summer Afternoons, 2013 © Jeff Wall 

Tour

Jeff Wall

Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:30pm
Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York

Artist James Welling and film director and writer Jane Weinstock will lead an exhibition tour of Jeff Wall, currently on view at Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York. Welling and Weinstock will offer their unique perspectives on various photographs, with time for questions at the end. The pair recently wrote an essay for the exhibition catalogue accompanying Jeff Wall’s show currently on view at the George Economou Collection, Athens. The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact nytours@gagosian.com

Jeff Wall, Summer Afternoons, 2013 © Jeff Wall 

Jeff Wall, Weightlifter, 2015 © Jeff Wall

Visit

Frieze Chelsea Night

Friday, May 3, 2019, 6–8pm
Gagosian, West 24th Street and West 21st Street, New York

Galleries and non-profits located in Chelsea will remain open to Frieze audiences after hours. New paintings by Jonas Wood will be on view at Gagosian, West 24th Street, New York, and Jeff Wall’s first exhibition with the gallery will be on view at Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York.

Jeff Wall, Weightlifter, 2015 © Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall, Changing Room, 2014 © Jeff Wall

In Conversation

Jeff Wall
Jean-François Chevrier

Friday, October 5, 2018, 5pm
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand Duc-Jean, Luxembourg
www.mudam.lu

Jeff Wall will speak with art historian Jean-François Chevrier about his practice and work on the opening night of Jeff Wall: Appearance at MUDAM. To attend the free event, RSVP to visites@mudam.lu.

Jeff Wall, Changing Room, 2014 © Jeff Wall

Museum Exhibitions

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

On View

Jeff Wall

Through April 2020
George Economou Collection, Athens
www.thegeorgeeconomoucollection.com

This exhibition is a focused survey of the artist’s photographs and light boxes, 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

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 present day.

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

Jeff Wall, Mask Maker, 2015 © Jeff Wall

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Jeff Wall
Appearance

October 5, 2018–January 6, 2019
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand Duc-Jean, Luxembourg
www.mudam.lu

Jeff Wall makes references to the history of art and, thanks to his complex orchestrations, is frequently compared to such modern masters as Eugène Delacroix and Édouard Manet. This exhibition has traveled from the Kunsthalle Mannheim in Germany.

Jeff Wall, Mask Maker, 2015 © Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall, Listener, 2015 © Jeff Wall. Photo courtesy the artist

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Jeff Wall
Appearance

June 2–September 9, 2018
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
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Jeff Wall makes references to the history of art and, thanks to his complex orchestrations, is frequently compared to such modern masters as Eugène Delacroix and Édouard Manet. 

Jeff Wall, Listener, 2015 © Jeff Wall. Photo courtesy the artist

Jeff Wall, Daybreak, 2011 © Jeff Wall

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Jeff Wall in
This Place

February 1–April 7, 2018
University Art Museum, Albany State University of New York
www.albany.edu

The monumental, multiyear project This Place brings together a group of twelve international artists to explore Israel and the West Bank. The culminating traveling exhibition asks us to look at one of the world’s most contested regions through the distinctive perspectives of multiple artists. Work by Jeff Wall is included.

Jeff Wall, Daybreak, 2011 © Jeff Wall

Tatiana Trouvé, Untitled, 2007 © ADAGP, Paris 2017. Photo by Daniele Resini

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Dioramas

June 14–September 10, 2017
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
www.palaisdetokyo.com

This exhibition explores the diorama as an unexpected source of inspiration for contemporary art. At the intersection of art, cinema, and theater, this cross-disciplinary exhibition recontextualizes the diorama with a renewed approach to the history of spectatorship, including the influence of science and technology on popular culture, fun fairs, and exhibitions. Work by Duane Hanson, Anselm Kiefer, Tatiana Trouvé, Jeff Wall, and Tom Wesselmann is included.

Tatiana Trouvé, Untitled, 2007 © ADAGP, Paris 2017. Photo by Daniele Resini

Jeff Wall, Search of Premises, 2009 © Jeff Wall

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Oracle

April 29, 2018–September 3, 2017
The Broad, Los Angeles
www.thebroad.org

From everyday experiences to protest movements as monumental as the Arab Spring uprisings across the Middle East, to themes that probe systems of social control or examine global commerce, artworks in Oracle tackle the effects of organizational frameworks on global events and private individuals. Some works in the exhibition symbolize marketplace machinations, both official and unofficial, while others are meditations on games, surveillance, vast data sets, mathematical and biological patterns, and even the logic of art itself. Work by Andreas Gursky, Albert Oehlen, Sterling Ruby, and Jeff Wall is included.

Jeff Wall, Search of Premises, 2009 © Jeff Wall

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