Jeff Wall (Fondation Beyeler)

Martin Schwander

Fondation Beyeler & Hatje Cantz, 2024


Since the late 1970s, Canadian photographer Jeff Wall (b. 1946) has made significant contributions to establishing photography as an autonomous medium. He is considered the founder of “staged” photography and generates mostly large-format photographs-often inspired by literature, film and art history-composed in a multilayered and subtle way from a multitude of individual shots. Wall makes a distinction between his documentary still life photos and his “cinematographic” pictures, the latter of which take months or even years to complete. His contemporary genre scenes invoke famous works by Hokusai, Manet, Kafka, Ellison and others.
Among the more than 50 works collected in the catalog of the large-scale solo exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler are Wall’s iconic large-format slides in light boxes, black-and-white photographs and color photographic prints. His most recent images, representing the entire spectrum of his oeuvre, enter into a dialogue with works from the time of Wall’s beginnings as an artist and reveal a wide range of references in terms of content and form. These new works will be on display and published in book form for the first time.

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ISBN: 9783775756303

248 pagina's, illustraties in kleur, 30,5 x 24,5 cm, hardcover, Engels