Jeff Wall: artist talk
1 Mar 2014

Teijin Auditorium, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Entrance price to the museum + fee €2,50

No more seats available

Jeff Wall, Boxing, 2011, courtesy of the artist
Jeff Wall, Boxing, 2011, courtesy of the artist

As part of the Public Program in conjunction with Jeff Wall: Tableaux Pictures Photographs 1996-2013 exhibition, the Stedelijk Museum is honored to present a new stedelijk|forum afternoon with an artist talk by Jeff Wall, introduced by Hripsimé Visser (curator Photography, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam)

During the afternoon event, Visser will contextualize the exhibition by addressing the underlining research and –as a curator’s pick- review Wall’s most recent work in the exhibition. Wall will be asked to give an artist talk on his hugely influential work. By inviting Wall to elaborate on what inspired him through his career and specifically on his ideas on the cinematographic and the near documentary in his work, this opening event also touches upon the subjects which will be further explored in the rest of the Public Program


3.30 – 3.40     Welcome
3.40 – 4.00     Introduction by Hripsime Visser
4.00 – 4.45     Artist talk by Jeff Wall
4.45 – end      Q&A


Visser is Conservator of Photography at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam since 1990. Before that, she has taught at several academies and institutions such as the Institut Francais in The Hague and ZWN in Delft. At the Stedelijk Museum, Visser has (co-)curated various exhibitions, among which Hans Aarsman (1994), Thomas Struth (1998), Footloose (2001), Sam Taylor-Wood (2002), Rineke Dijkstra (2004 ) and Mapping the City (2007). She has also contributed texts to many books, catalogs, journals and magazines, such as Thomas Struth (1997), Rineke Dijkstra (2004), Vrij Nederland, Perspektief: Magazine for Photography, European Photography and Kunstschrift.

Wall was born in 1946 in Vancouver, Canada, where he currently lives and works. He studied art history at the University of British Colombia in Vancouver (1964–70) and undertook postgraduate studies at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London (1970–3). Wall’s early work addressed Conceptual art via photography. In 1969–70, he produced a small brochure, Landscape Manual, containing black-and-white photographs of Vancouver taken from the window of a car. In 1976 he began colour photography, and soon mounted large colour transparencies in lightboxes. In 1991 Wall started using digital montage techniques, and he began producing large black-and-white photographs in 1995.