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
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 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)
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 email@example.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
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.
The Extreme Present
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Wall, Summer Afternoons, 2013 © Jeff Wall
Photographers in Focus
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
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
Opening this Week
October 21, 2021–March 2022
Glenstone, Potomac, Maryland
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
00s. Collection Cranford
Les années 2000
October 24, 2020–May 30, 2021
Mo.Co. Contemporary, Montpellier, France
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
Among the Trees
March 4–October 31, 2020
Hayward Gallery, London
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
June 18, 2019–October 15, 2020
George Economou Collection, Athens
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
Das Gedächtnis der Bilder
March 8–August 23, 2020
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Haus Lange, Germany
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
Fiçcão e fabricação
Fotografia de arquitetura após a revolução digital
March 20–August 19, 2019
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon
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
October 9, 2018–January 28, 2019
MARe/Muzeul de Artă Recentă, Bucharest, Romania
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 in
Pedro Costa: Company
October 12, 2018–January 27, 2019
Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
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
October 5, 2018–January 6, 2019
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand Duc-Jean, Luxembourg
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
Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography
April 28–December 30, 2018
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Picture Fiction considered the conceptual photography of Kenneth Josephson. In addition to presenting four major series made by the Chicago-based artist roughly between 1960 and 1980, the exhibition highlighted links between Josephson and other contemporary artists working in photography, film, and sculpture, including Roe Ethridge, Ed Ruscha, and Jeff Wall.
Roe Ethridge, Beach Scene (Louis Feraud), 2008, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago © Roe Ethridge
June 2–September 9, 2018
Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
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 in
February 1–April 7, 2018
University Art Museum, Albany State University of New York
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