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Jeff Wall, Man at a mirror, 2019 © Jeff Wall

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Cuentos Posibles

Through October 13, 2024
La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona, Spain
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This exhibition, whose title translates to Possible Tales, presents thirty-six works by Jeff Wall, created since 1980. The show includes earlier photographs that range from traditional reportage to elaborate constructions and montages produced at a large scale typically identified with painting. Newer “cinematographic” works, as Wall describes them, which he carefully staged, are also included in the exhibition.

Jeff Wall, Man at a mirror, 2019 © Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall, A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai), 1993, Tate Modern, London © Jeff Wall

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Capturing the Moment

June 13, 2023–April 28, 2024
Tate Modern, London
www.tate.org.uk

Capturing the Moment explores the relationship between photography and painting through iconic artworks from the modern era. The exhibition examines how the two distinct mediums have shaped each other and how artists have blurred the boundaries to capture moments in time. Work by Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, John Currin, Andreas Gursky, Pablo Picasso, Jeff Wall, and Andy Warhol is included.

Jeff Wall, A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai), 1993, Tate Modern, London © Jeff Wall

Installation view, Jeff Wall, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, January 28–April 21, 2024. Artwork © Jeff Wall. Photo: Mark Niedermann

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Jeff Wall

January 28–April 21, 2024
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
www.fondationbeyeler.ch

Jeff Wall, a comprehensive solo show dedicated to the artist, brings together fifty-five works from international museums, private collections, and Wall’s own holdings, including transparencies displayed in lightboxes, black-and-white photographs, and color photographic prints. Throughout the eleven rooms, more recent works forge a rich thematic and formal dialogue with early iconic pieces. The show also includes several new works on public view for the first time.

Installation view, Jeff Wall, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, January 28–April 21, 2024. Artwork © Jeff Wall. Photo: Mark Niedermann

Ed Ruscha, Victory, 1987, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh © Ed Ruscha

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The Milton and Sheila Fine Collection

November 18, 2023–March 17, 2024
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
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Milton and Sheila Fine have been longtime advocates and supporters of the arts in their philanthropy throughout the Pittsburgh region. Promised to Carnegie Museum of Art in 2015, their collection of contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, and drawing reflects their interest in American and German art from the 1980s to the 2000s. This exhibition, which is presented as a celebration and remembrance of Milton Fine, who passed away in 2019, foregrounds the importance and impact of the gift. Work by Richard Artschwager, Georg Baselitz, Mark Grotjahn, Donald Judd, Brice Marden, David ReedEd Ruscha, Richard SerraJeff Wall, and Christopher Wool is included.

Ed Ruscha, Victory, 1987, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh © Ed Ruscha

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
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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

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

Roe Ethridge, Beach Scene (Louis Feraud), 2008, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago © Roe Ethridge

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Picture Fiction
Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography

April 28–December 30, 2018
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
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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

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: 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: 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