Jeff Wall

The Crooked Path

Famous for his large photographic compositions in light boxes, Canadian artist Jeff Wall (°1946)
will present this summer a fascinating exhibition displaying his photographs along with those of historical and other contemporary artists. Since the end of the 1970’s, Jeff Wall has been striving to give photography a privileged position within the fine arts, drawing regularly his inspiration from paintings in order to give his compositions an iconographic dimension. His references to masterpieces from the History of art, such as La mort de Sardanapale by Eugène Delacroix, which have inspired him for The Destroyed Room of 1978, are very well known and documented.
Especially conceived for Bozar, this original exhibition intends to place the work of the artist within his cultural context and photographic creation. Jeff Wall has selected 25 of his photographs, produced between the 70’s and today, which he presents next to a careful selection of works by artists who have nurtured his thinking over the last 40 years. Rarely available to the public, these artworks from North-American and European collections are by artists like Duchamp, Arbus, Atget, Wols, Gursky, Claerbout, Struth, Stella, Smithson, Graham, Wallace and Weiner. This exhibition, organised into themes ranging from historical photography, film, literature and conceptual art, reveals the artist’s rich creative process.

Curator: Joël Benzakin
Scientific advisor and publication editor in chief: Hans Maria De Wolf
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Opening: Friday 27.05.2011
Following days
Ending date: Sunday 11.09.2011
Rue Ravenstein
Price at the ticketingoffice
€ 8,00: full price
€ 7,20: MYBOZAR
€ 6,00: groups / over 60 / under 26
€ 4,00: jobseekers / teachers
€ 2,50: schools / under 18
Free access: free audioguide
EXPO SUMMER PASS: 3 exhibitions: € 15,00
Jeff Wall + The Power of Fantasy : € 12,00
Jeff Wall + Beyond the Document : € 9,00

! 25% discount on the price of a ticket for the exhibition on presentation of a Thalys ticket The discount is valid for tickets purchased on site.

Jeff Wall. The Crooked Path
Publication in English
Publisher: BOZAR BOOKS and Ludion
255 pag. € 34,90
With the collaboration of: Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela
Partner: Thalys
The Thinker - 1986 - Transparency in lightbox - 221 x 229 cm © Jeff Wall - courtesy of the artist
The Thinker - 1986 - Transparency in lightbox - 221 x 229 cm © Jeff Wall - courtesy of the artist


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