Jeff Wall (Canadian, b. 1946) is widely recognized as one of the most adventurous and inventive artists of his generation. This retrospective surveys his career from the late 1970s to the present through some forty works. The exhibition features his major lightbox photographs and trace the evolution of his principal themes and pictorial strategies. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, with an essay by Peter Galassi and an interview with Jeff Wall conducted by James Rondeau, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Art Institute of Chicago. To coincide with the exhibition, MoMA is publishing a book of Jeff Wall's collected writings and interviews.
Following the New York showing the exhibition travels to The Art Institute of Chicago, and concludes its tour at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the fall of 2007.
Co-curated by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, and Neal Benezra, Director, SFMOMA.
The exhibition is organized by The Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
The New York presentation of the exhibition is made possible by Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann.
Major corporate support is provided by RBC Capital Markets.
The accompanying publications are made possible by Carol and David Appel.
Jeff Wall: Selected Essays and Interviews
Paperback, 352 pages
Hardcover, 168 pages