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PinchukArtCentre presents “In light, black, colour, white, and dark”, a solo show of Jeff Wall

2 February 2012

The PinchukArtCentre presents the first solo exhibition by the Canadian artist Jeff Wall in Eastern Europe. The show entitled In light, black, colour, white, and dark includes 16 photographs and 7 light boxes. The exhibition is a special artist selection composing in each room delicate relations between nature, still lives and the young people on the borderline between young and mature.

Wall’s work seems to have a continuing fascination with the tableau – the picture that hangs independently on a wall and shows us something unique and significant. Wall is prominent among the artists who over the past thirty years have brought the qualities of the tableau into photography, creating compositions that depict modern life in a manner once seemingly the province of painting alone.

Eckhard Schneider, General Director of the PinchukArtCentre: “Jeff Wall is a picture maker telling us in fascinating details the richness of our world.”

With his project the PinchukArtCentre brings together a number of Wall’s most recent works alongside a selection of his earlier pictures. The exhibition includes iconic works such as War game (2007) as well as light boxes and new opaque colour photographs, among them the monumental Band & crowd, one of his largest works.

Located on the 2nd and 3rd floor, the exhibition lasts from 4 February to 1 April 2012 in the PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine. Opening hours: from Tuesday through Sunday from 12 am to 9 pm. Admission is free.

Jeff Wall was born in 1946 in Vancouver, Canada. He is best known for his photographic transparencies backlit in light boxes with subjects ranging from “near-documentary” glimpses of urban and suburban everyday life to elaborately artificial constructed images. He had many international solo shows including at ICA, London (1984), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (1993), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2001), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2001), Hasselblad Center, Göteborg (2002), Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo (2004) and retrospectives at Schaulager, Basel (2005), Tate Modern, London (2005), Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2007) and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007). In 2002, Wall was awarded the Hasselblad Award.

The exhibition will be open from 4 February to 1 April 2012.
Viewing hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 12:00 – 21:00
Closed – Monday
Admission is free

PinchukArtCentre is the largest and most dynamic private contemporary art centre in Central and Eastern Europe. It is dedicated to fostering artistic education, creation and appreciation in Ukraine. The PinchukArtCentre is a leading international centre for contemporary 21st-century art. It provides a sustainable contribution to the cultural participation and emancipation of Ukrainian art and society. And it gives a significant contribution to the cultural dialogue between East and West, and between national identity and international challenge.