Archives 2nd half of 2013
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Jeff Wall is one of the most important and fascinating artists working in photography today, and undoubtedly one of those responsible for positioning photography at the forefront of the contemporary art scene. His work has influenced many artists and helped shape the contemporary critical discourse on photography. In the last three decades, Wall has presented numerous exhibitions, including retrospectives at Tate Modern in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Exhibition 12 September 2013 -
Jeff Wall, After 'Invisible Man' by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue, 1999–2000. Transparency in lightbox, 174 x 250.5. Courtesy of the artist.
The exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art comprises works from his early days to the present, in a variety of techniques. Some works are street photography in a "near-
Wall's subversion of artistic conventions and accepted generic photographic forms is to a certain extent a realization of the role assigned by Charles Baudelaire to the artist as "the painter of modern life," who reflects life as it is and distills eternal beauty from the transitory. Wall refers to the passing moment and to everyday life, but despite his pictures' direct appearance they are not images of a "decisive moment." His avoidance of the clichés of documentary photography underlies his "near-
Curator: Nili Goren