Jeff Wall, “The Thinker,” 1986.
Transparency in lightbox, 211 x 229 cm.

12 November 2011–26 February 2012

Canadian artist Jeff Wall is no doubt one of the most influential artists of recent decades. Since the late seventies his large-scale photographs placed in light boxes have been redefining the paradigms of the photographic medium. From the early stages of his career his images, with their allusions to art history, to be precise to classical painting, have reflected his firm belief that it is possible to maintain a certain continuity, even within the canons of Modernism and its postulate that it is possible to paint modern life.

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