Image series 07 / 2024: Jeff Wall

Staged Photographs

11 February 2024 | By: Bettina Pfleging

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Large-format photographs composed in a complex way from a large number of individual shots – often inspired by everyday scenes or inspired by models from art history – are typical works by Canadian artist Jeff Wall. They look like composed film styles and have a certain timelessness about them.
In eleven exhibition rooms, 55 works by Jeff Wall offer a new look at the artist’s oeuvre as well as a variety of thematic and formal references between older and more recent works.

„Jeff Wall“
28 January until 21 April 2024, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen


Jeff Wall. The Storyteller, Ausschnitt, 1986, 229 × 437 cm, Frankfurt am Main; ConedaKOR Frankfurt, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Kunstgeschichtliches Institut


Jeff Wall. The thinker, Ausschnitt, 1986, Großbilddia in Leuchtkasten, 211 × 229 cm; ConedaKOR Frankfurt, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Kunstgeschichtliches Institut


Jeff Wall. The Guitarist, Ausschnitt, 1987, transparency in light box, 119 × 190 cm; Kunstakademie Düsseldorf


Jeff Wall. The Stumbling Block, Ausschnitt, 1991; RUDI, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Kunsthistorisches Institut


Jeff Wall. Ein plötzlicher Windstoss (nach Hokusai), 1993; Virtuelle Diathek, Universität Hamburg, Kunstgeschichtliches Seminar


Jeff Wall. Insomnia, Ausschnitt, 1994, 172 × 213 cm; DadaWeb, Universität zu Köln, Kunsthistorisches Institut


Jeff Wall. After ‘Invisible Man’ by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue, Ausschnitt, 1999 – 2000, Diapositiv im Leuchtkasten, 174 × 250,5 cm, Basel, News York ConedaKOR, Universität des Saarlandes, Fachrichtung Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaft


Jeff Wall. After ‘Spring Snow’, by Yukio Mishima, chapter 34, Ausschnitt, 2000, 57,5 × 74 cm; Kunstakademie Düsseldorf