The Crooked Path - The Art of Jeff Wall, Part 1
Part 1 airs Monday, August 11 & Part 2 airs Monday, August 18
Jeff Wall's striking large-scale, photographic artworks exude complex, dramatic power. Often presented as transparencies in light-boxes, his works are owned by most significant art institutions and collectors. Vancouver-based Wall has been instrumental in moving the photographic image to a central place in contemporary art practice. His contributions have secured him a place in art history. In The Crooked Path, curator Ann Pollock explores with Wall his remarkable career trajectory. Part 2 airs Monday, August 18.
Participants in the series
Jeff Wall - Artist
Ann Pollock - Art Curator, Writer, Independent Broadcaster
Hans De Wolf - Editor of The Crooked Path published by BOZAR Books, Ludion, Brussels
Jöel Benzakin - Independent Curator for The Crooked Path exhibition, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (aka BOZAR)
Sarah Milroy - Writer and Art Critic, former editor of Canadian Art Magazine, contributor to The Globe and Mail newspaper
Claudia Beck - collector, owner (until 1981) of the Nova Gallery, a commercial photography gallery in Vancouver
Andrew Gruft - collector, architect, owner (until 1981) of the Nova Gallery, a commercial photography gallery in Vancouver
The Art of Jeff Wall
1. The Crooked Path, 1991, transparency in lightbox, 119 x 149 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
2. The Destroyed Room, 1978, transparency in lightbox, 159 x 229 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
3. Picture for Women, 1979, transparency in lightbox, 142.5 x 204.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
4. Installation view of transparencies in lightboxes by Jeff Wall
5. Boy falls from tree, 2010, colour photograph, 305.3 x 226 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
6. After 'Spring Snow', by Yukio Mishima, chapter 34, 2000-2005, colour photograph, 63 x 74 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
7. Boxing, 2011, colour photograph, 215 x 295 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
8. The Storyteller, 1986, transparency in lightbox, 229 x 437 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
9. Dead Troops Talk (a vision after an ambush of a Red Army patrol, near Moqor, Afghanistan, winter 1986), 1992, transparency in lightbox, 229 x 417 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
10. Band & crowd, 2011, colour photograph, 229 x 420 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
11. The Flooded Grave, 1998 - 2000, transparency in lightbox, 228.6 x 282 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
- Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez, 1656, oil on canvas, collection Prado, Madrid
- The Death of Sardanapalus by Eugène Delacroix, 1827, oil on canvas, collection Louvre, Paris
- A Bar at the Folies Bergère by Edouard Manet, 1881-2, oil on canvas, collection The Courtauld Gallery, London
- Yukio Mishima, Japanese poet and writer
- Le déjeuner sur l'herbe [Luncheon on the Grass] by Edouard Manet, 1863, oil on canvas, collection Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Jeff Wall, The Crooked Path, Ed. by Hans de Wolf, hardback, 255 pages, English.
Published 2011 by BOZAR BOOKS, Ludion.
Jeff Wall: The Complete Edition, hardback and paperback, 212 pages, English.
Survey by Thierry de Duve, Update by Jean-François Chevrier, Interview by Arielle Pelenc, Focus by Boris Groys, Artist's Choice by Blaise Pascal and Franz Kafka, Writings by Jeff Wall. Published 2010 by Phaidon.
Jeff Wall by Craig Burnett, paperback, 128 pages, English. Published 2006 by Tate Gallery (first published 2005).
Jeff Wall, Visibility, paperback, 248 pages, Hebrew/English. Published 2013 by Tel Aviv Museum of Art.