Jeff Wall. Appearance

06/02/2018 to 09/09/2018


© Jeff Wall
Jeff Wall, A view from an apartment, 2004-2005 Transparency in lightbox, 167 x 244 cm courtesy the artist

The first major special exhibition in the new Kunsthalle Mannheim is dedicated to the international photo artist Jeff Wall (born in 1946). He is best known for his large-format back-lit cibachrome photographs, which appear as extravagantly composed film stills. With his works, the trained art historian makes references to the history of art and, thanks to his complex orchestrations, is frequently compared to modern masters, such as Eugène Delacroix and Edouard Manet. The Kunsthalle Mannheim focuses on his Constellations, which present the medium of photography in the form of a search for traces. The third central group of works to be exhibited alongside his back-lit photographs and his black-and-white photographs are his color C-prints. The exhibition, which includes numerous works on loan from international institutions, offers a new perspective on works which have rarely been presented in exhibitions.

Curator: Dr. Sebastian Baden

The exhibition Jeff Wall. Appearance is co-produced by the Kunsthalle Mannheim and Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean

Jeff Wall. Appearance. (Trailer english)

Jeff Wall. Artist Talk [02.06.2018]

Jeff Wall, Search of Premises, 2009 Lightjet print, 192,3 x 263 cm courtesy the artist © Jeff Wall

On the occasion of the exhibition, a symposium entitled “Photography as Art: Why Jeff Wall matters today” will be held on July 25 and 26 at the Kunsthalle Mannheim, with the aim of stimulating discussion about current art historical research on the subject of photography in the context of Jeff Wall’s work.

An exhibition catalog will be published with the Edition Cantz, with contributions by David Campany, Jean-Francois Chevrier, Bernd Stiegler, and the curators (142 pages, 30 large plates, €29.80). Available in the museum shop of the Kunsthalle Mannheim.

Exclusive cultural package with the Dorint Kongresshotel Mannheim

Together with the Dorint Kongresshotel Mannheim, we are offering an exclusive cultural package for your visit

  • One entry ticket per person to the special exhibition Jeff Wall: Appearance
  • One night’s stay including a sumptuous breakfast buffet
  • One glass of prosecco and canapes in the Dorint bar

Price: From 71 euros per person in a double room


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