Catalogue Jeff Wall – Tableaux
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Catalogue published in connection with the exhibition Jeff Wall – Tableaux (03.20. – 05.23.2004).
The Canadian artist Jeff Wall (b.1946) has since the late 1970s worked with transparent photographs placed in illuminated advertisement. In this exhibition the focus was on the art-historical connections in his work.
Rather than pursuing scenic reconstructions, Jeff Wall uses references to specific details to widen the horizons of meaning and function. The art photographer Jeff Wall, who is also a trained art historian, has made a lot of staged art works based on a subtle connection between people and situations. At first, the pictures may look like snapshots, but at closer examination Wall's photographs reveal interesting reflections on human relations and aesthetical aspects.