At the beginning of next year, the Fondation Beyeler will devote a comprehensive solo show to Canadian artist Jeff Wall (*1946).
It will be the first such exhibition of his work in Switzerland in two decades. Since the late 1970s, Wall has contributed significantly to establishing photography as an autonomous medium and he is regarded as one of the key practitioners of "staged photography". Wall mostly produces large-format photographs intricately and subtly composed from numerous single takes, oftentimes inspired by art history and urban everyday life. The more than fifty works brought together by the Fondation Beyeler will include large transparencies displayed in lightboxes as well as black and white photographs and color C-prints. Across eleven rooms, more recent works will be brought into rich thematic and formal dialogue with iconic early pieces. The exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler will feature several new works by Wall on public display for the very first time.
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