The exhibition "Appearance" is conceived in close collaboration with the Canadian artist and proposes, through twenty-seven large-format photographs, an overview of his work from the end of the 1970s to today. Occupying 800 m2 of the first floor of the museum, the exhibition includes the iconic works Picture for Women (1979), The Storyteller (1986) and Restoration (1993). A large body of recent photographs is presented for the first time in a museum setting in Europe.
Jeff Wall has transformed the way we think about photography. By aligning photography with a broader pictorial tradition and considering it in its relations to other arts – painting, but also cinema and literature – Wall has redefined its essence and extended the field of its possibilities. Each of Wall’s 'photographic tableaux', whether the lightboxes, dating from 1978, or his more recent large-format prints, opens up a reflection on the very notion of image.
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