Interview: Jeff Wall

He is the master of staged photography. Jeff Wall's large-format works, often presented in light boxes since the late 1970s, recall film stills or are inspired by classical paintings while depicting scenes from the lives of ordinary people. Silke Hohmann spoke with the Canadian art star about his new exhibition "Exposure" at the Deutsche Guggenheim.


Pipilotti Rist

Destroy what destroys you: in her videos, Pipilotti Rist happily smashes the windows of parked cars with gladiolas or burns like a subversive worm in a post-feminist Purgatory. Now, the video installations of the Swiss artist can be seen at the Hara Museum in Tokyo. Brigitte Werneburg took a tour through Pipilotti Rist's inimitable digital cosmos.


Richard Prince: Spiritual America

Probably no other major show in the US this year has been so celebrated and so criticized as the current Richard Prince retrospective in New York's Guggenheim Museum. His fans consider Prince to be a subversive "image pirate." To others, his high-priced Marlboro Cowboys and lascivious biker chicks are slick crowd-pleasers. A visit to the show.


Elmgreen & Dragset

They never wanted to do a normal job: whether Elmgreen & Dragset install a Prada boutique in the middle of the Texan desert or a mechanical sparrow in a double window at the Tate Modern in London - their disrespectful humor has been undermining the art establishment for more than ten years. Kito Nedo introduces the dynamic duo.


Exposures

After his major retrospectives at the Tate Modern in London and the MoMA in New York, Canadian art photographer Jeff Wall shows his latest works at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin. The title "Exposure" can be understood in a photographic sense, but it also plays with a certain ambiguity: "exposure" is also the act of being revealed or shown. In this sense, db artmag introduces artists and works from Deutsche Bank's art program who use video and photography to reveal and to question social conditions, gender roles, or media images +++ At the opening of his exhibition at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Silke Hohmann met Jeff Wall for an interview +++ Pipilotti Rist's videos and installations are currently on show at the Hara Museum in Tokyo. Brigitte Werneburg introduces the Swiss artist's post-feminist digital cosmos +++ For over ten years they have been undermining the art establishment with their disrespectful humor. In 2007, the photographic work "Sorry Mama" by the gay artist couple Elmgreen & Dragset was purchased by the Deutsche Bank Collection. But what are they sorry about? Kito Nedo met the two in their Berlin studio +++ His fans consider him to be a subversive "image pirate". The New York Guggenheim Museum presents Richard Prince in an opulent retrospective titled "Spiritual America." Oliver Koerner von Gustorf had a close look at the show +++