Exhibitions / Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall, A view from an apartment,  2004-2005 Transparency in lightbox

June 02 – September 09, 2018
Opening: June 01, 2018, 6 p.m.
Curator: Dr. Sebastian Baden

The first major special exhibition in the new Kunsthalle Mannheim is dedicated to the international photo artist Jeff Wall (born in 1946). He is best known for his large-format back-lit cibachrome photographs, which appear as extravagantly composed film stills. With his works, the trained art historian makes references to the history of art and, thanks to his complex orchestrations, is frequently compared to modern masters, such as Eugène Delacroix and Edouard Manet. The Kunsthalle Mannheim focuses on his Constellations, which present the medium of photography in the form of a search for traces. The third central group of works to be exhibited alongside his back-lit photographs and his black-and-white photographs are his color C-prints. The exhibition, which includes numerous works on loan from international institutions, offers a new perspective on works which have rarely been presented in exhibitions.

The exhibition Jeff Wall . Appearance is co-produced by the Kunsthalle Mannheim and Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean    

25 & 26 July, 2018

On the occasion of the exhibition, a symposium entitled “Photography as Art: Jeff Wall’s Significance Today” will be held on July 25 and 26 at the Kunsthalle Mannheim, with the aim of stimulating discussion about current art historical research on the subject of photography in the context of Jeff Wall’s work. Contributions for the symposium are being accepted, and the jury will make their selection in May. 
More information about the symposium and call for papers

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