Jeff Wall’s solo exhibition ‘The Crooked Path’ opens on Saturday at the Galician Centre of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Compostela. A broad selection of works will be shown which provide a survey of Wall’s aesthetic preoccupations and theoretical positions, examining the artist’s various influences from cinema, literature, documentary and photography. Wall and curator Joël Benzakin have selected works by fifty-nine artists from Eugène Atget to Luc Tuymans to be displayed alongside works by Wall ranging from the seventies to those produced this year. ‘The Crooked Path’ aims to explore the thinking behind Wall’s rich and multi-faceted oeuvre whilst establishing a dialogue with a number of historical and contemporary artists.
The Crooked Path: "It's a little path made by its users, without a plan, in order to do something that the usual administration could not or did not do—so there's a slight trace of disobedience or independence—people may do things that we can't predict." Jeff Wall
Canadian artist Jeff Wall is renowned for his large-format photographs with subject matter that ranges from mundane corners of the urban environment to elaborate tableaux that take on the scale and complexity of nineteenth-century history paintings.
Conceived and organized by the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels (Bozar) in collaboration with the CGAC
Rúa Ramón del Valle Inclán s/n
15704 Santiago de Compostela
Tuesday – Sunday, 11 - 8pm
12 November 2011–26 February 2012
Jeff Wall 'Boy falls from tree' 2010, Inkjet print
© the artist Courtesy White Cube