Jeff Wall – Appearance
Accompanying the exhibition in the Kunsthalle Mannheim from June 2nd to September 9th 2018 and in the Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean from October 6th 2018 to January 6th 2019
The first big special exhibition in the new Kunsthalle Mannheim is dedicated to the international photo artist Jeff Wall (* 1946). His trademarks are large-scale backlit light boxes, which appear like carefully composed film stills. The art historian ties his works in manifold ways to art history and, due to his elaborate arrangements, is often compared to modern masters like Eugène Delacroix and Edouard Manet. The Kunsthalle Mannheim puts special emphasis on constellations which present the medium photography like a search for traces. Besides backlit light boxes and black-and white photographs, colourful C-prints are shown as his third important group of works. The exhibition, equipped with major loan exhibits, allows a new view on the artist’s works which have up until now rarely been shown in exhibitions.
A cooperation with the MUDAM Luxembourg (Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean), where the exhibition will be shown subsequently.