JEFF WALL'S CONVERSATION WITH PHOTOGRAPHY

LECTURE BY DAVID CAMPANY
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David Campany © Photo : Sam Contis

The methods used by Jeff Wall, and the way in which his works are presented in the gallery, often obscure the deep affiliations between his pictures and the history of photography.  The assumption that Wall was taking on the Baudelairean role of the "painter of modern life" also seemed to separate his work from photography traditionally defined. Early in his career Wall often spoke of having a testy relationship with the medium but today, with an understanding that is wider, more elastic, less defensive, it is clear how his work can be related to the practices of many other photographers, past and present.

David Campany is a writer, curator and artist. His recent exhibitions include A Handful of DustThe Open Road: photography and the American Road Trip; and Walker Evans: the magazine work.  His books include Photography and Cinema (2008), Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (2010) and Art and Photography (2003).  He has written for major museums including MoMA, Tate, Centre Pompidou, and the Stedelijk Museum, and is a recipient of the ICP Infinity Award. Dialogue, his photographic collaboration with Anastasia Samoylova, is presented at Galerie Andreas Schmidt, Berlin, September 15 - November 3, 2018.

The lecture will be introduced by Paul di Felice.

In English
Free admission
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