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- Jeff Wall Photographs
- Art Gallery of WA
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- Date: 26 May - 10 September
- Time: 10:00 - 17:00
- Price: Free
Jeff Wall is recognised as one of the most innovative and influential artists working today. JEFF WALL Photographs, this first Australian survey of his work brings together twenty-six photographs to present an overview of his outstanding achievements featuring key major works from over three decades of artistic and photographic innovation. Large-scale and luminous, his photographs have rewritten nearly every convention of photography. Wall’s outstanding body of work has played a decisive role in establishing photography as the major contemporary art form it is today.
Jeff Wall is widely acknowledged as one of the most inventive artists of the 20th & 21st centuries. His approach to photography is diverse, ranging from photographs presented as illuminated colour transparencies in light boxes, black and white prints and the more recently colour prints to intimate small-scale photographic observations. JEFF WALL Photographs will present key iconic works including: The Destroyed Room 1978, A Sudden Gust of Wind (After Hokasai) 1993, After ‘Invisible Man’ by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue 1999-2000, Night 2001 and recent works such as Knife throw 2008, Boy falls from tree 2010 and Ivan Sayers, costume historian, lectures at the University Women’s Club, Vancouver, 7 Dec. 2009. Virginia Newton-Moss wears a British ensemble c.1910, from the Sayers’ collection. 2009.
Wall’s photographs are diverse, ambitious and embrace an expansive curiosity about photography, art, and the picture-making possibilities of both today. His tableau-scale photographs are based on first hand observations of everyday situations and incidents reconstructed by means of what the artist calls a ‘cinematographic approach’. Their size and photographic quality attract attention and offer the chance to revel in a near documentary imaginative photographic moment.
JEFF WALL Photographs is an exhibition organised by the Art Gallery of Western Australia in association with the National Gallery of Victoria.
The Destroyed Room 1978
transparency in light box, AP
159 x 234
Courtesy of the artist © Jeff Wall
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