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.”
Famous for his large photographic compositions in light boxes, Canadian artist Jeff Wall presents an exhibition displaying his photographs along with those of historical and other contemporary artists.
Since the end of the 1970’s, Jeff Wall has been striving to give photography a privileged position within the fine arts, drawing regularly his inspiration from paintings in order to give his compositions an iconographic dimension. His references to masterpieces from the History of art, such as La mort de Sardanapale by Eugène Delacroix, which have inspired him for The Destroyed Room of 1978, are very well known and documented.
Jeff Wall – The Crooked Path
Through September 11
Palais des Beaux-Arts
Rue Ravenstein 23